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Black pols stymied in Obama era
Politico, by Jonathan Martin

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Posted By:StormCnter, 4/29/2013 6:09:28 AM

Over five years after Barack Obama won the Iowa caucuses and demolished the notion that white voters wouldn’t support a black presidential candidate, progress for other African-American politicians remains elusive. Even as the country elected and re-elected Obama, making it seem increasingly unremarkable to have a black family in the White House, African-Americans are scarce and bordering on extinct in the U.S. Senate and governorships. The president is indeed exceptional - but in the wrong sense of the phrase as it applies to other black politicians. Consider what has taken place, or not taken place,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: pineledger, 4/29/2013 6:18:32 AM     (No. 9301051)

Backlash?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Spidey, 4/29/2013 6:39:22 AM     (No. 9301063)

Combination of a backlash and silent protest. The sports media is also whining about black coaches and GM´s not being hired in he NFL.

Obama has actually reversed the trend of white America reaching out to blacks on a number of levels. He´s demolished 40 years of racial progress in this country.

There´s a general sense of resentment in this country about not everybody being treated equally.If Obama has a 50/50 chance to push the right button,he pushes the wrong one 99% of the time.He´s anti-traditional America which is gnawing at a lot of people.He considers that going back to the 1950´s. Yeah,so what.Things were much better then.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: WhamDBambam, 4/29/2013 6:49:40 AM     (No. 9301066)

Maybe Zippy´s setting too "good" an example.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: bmw50, 4/29/2013 7:01:56 AM     (No. 9301074)

Obama is a Saul Alinsky desciple which means Blacks are just a tool (the have-nots) to accomplish their rebellious agenda against the "haves". Other than that, Obama has no use for them.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Janjan, 4/29/2013 7:03:41 AM     (No. 9301076)

Politico manages to answer their own question without ever grasping it. Black Democrats are squeezed into black districts and are expected to stay there. Even Politico has to admit that it is much easier for a black Republican to get the white vote than a black Democrat. Historically Democrats have been the racist party for decades. They fought the Civil Rights Act. They started the KKK in the South. Yet they have found the formula for keeping blacks tethered to their party with government give-away programs and ultimate dependency. Until blacks free themselves from that they will stay where liberals put them.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Deedo, 4/29/2013 7:04:23 AM     (No. 9301077)

Perhaps people are now voting for candidates based more on their qualifications for office rather than the complexion of their skin?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: M2, 4/29/2013 7:18:25 AM     (No. 9301084)

No, #1. Blacklash.

No reasonable person objects to black people in high places if they are qualified to be there, if they got there legitimately and if they don´t make their own race the issue, e.g., "the Black Caucus". Notice there is no Jewish caucus, no Asian caucus, no white caucus, no Hispanic caucus.

But the moment one´s blackness becomes a cudgel with which to bludgeon others, blacks relegate themselves to obscurity by creating resentment and division. The moment their affirmative action status limits their success -- for those to whom it applies -- they become their own liability.

And when the truth becomes known about blacks keeping themselves on the plantation by demanding handouts in perpetuity, intelligent blacks start seeing that perhaps their "representatives" are not actually representing the interests of blacks after all.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: chiller, 4/29/2013 7:18:51 AM     (No. 9301085)

Little more needs to be said, Spidey except to expand on the resentment. Reparations, Pigford, Phillys black panther dismissal were signals that whiteys would be paying for actions for which ancestors were responsible. Those actions are now deemed to be improper and may or may not be so, but how far back must we go to right every wrong?

Impossible and extremely destructive. Agreed that Obie has set his cause back substantially.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Hobbiest, 4/29/2013 7:22:11 AM     (No. 9301093)

Low expectations area huge barrier to the development of any set of skills. If you´re black and a Democrat you are allowed to run in a heavily gerrymandered legislative district. If you can win the primary you are effectively elected for life if you toe the party line. This tends to mean the committee assignments you´ll get are token. Black Republicans have to run in mostly white districts and therefore have to develop far sharper skills to survive in a more competitive political climate.

It´s the same in big business where black employees are usually confined to staff positions in human resource or government affairs departments rather than in the part of the operations where the money is made.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: uno, 4/29/2013 7:22:45 AM     (No. 9301096)

But Detroit is such a shining example of Black democRat excellence!
Followed by Buffalo, Newark, Philadelphia, Cleveland...etc.
Now we have the Detroitification of the United States. Could it be that people are finally fed up by the legal looting of our cities and indeed the country?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: TakeBackAmerica, 4/29/2013 7:22:53 AM     (No. 9301097)

Traditional Americans detest Obama for what he is doing to destroy this nation. A product of systemically corrupt Chicago Machine politics--with a long list of Marxist influences and radical friends--he was handed a seat an unvetted on the Presidential Express with little experience and only the thinnest of resumes.

In just a few years, Obama has done more to split the races than anyone else. And because blacks twice votes for him with abandon, white Americans can no longer trust their political or moral judgment without individual efforts on their part to prove otherwise.



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Reply 12 - Posted by: mitzi, 4/29/2013 7:54:02 AM     (No. 9301145)

If anytime you criticize a black politician because of ideology/policy you are accused of being a racist ... why would you ever elect another black person?



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Reply 13 - Posted by: Rinktum, 4/29/2013 7:55:08 AM     (No. 9301148)

Obama is the ultimate user. His assistance to blacks is to invite them to party at the White House or be a Reggie Love companion. Other than Eric the Red Holder, he shows no loyalty. Instead of being a real role model to the black community by committing himself to addressing black on black violence, education, work ethic, and the role of a father in a family, he has done nothing but been the hip dude who is sticking it to the man. When he could have brought blacks to real achievement and prosperity, he dropped the ball. They will continue to drink the democrat Kool-Aid. Leaders achieve, losers whine and complain which is pretty much the difference between a black who is a Republican and one who is a democrat.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: earlybird, 4/29/2013 7:58:19 AM     (No. 9301152)

They have to stop singing only one note.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 4/29/2013 8:02:06 AM     (No. 9301156)

Remember, he is only a Halfrican.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: udanja99, 4/29/2013 8:14:15 AM     (No. 9301173)

Not positive but I believe that there IS a Hispanic caucus, #7.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: saucy, 4/29/2013 8:38:39 AM     (No. 9301218)

..and Moochelle has to iron her hair everyday.
What´s with that??!

....not proud of her kinky black hair?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: chicodon, 4/29/2013 8:44:30 AM     (No. 9301229)

White America has been under assault by Barry since day one. First out the gate was the tanning bed tax. Then Holder´s "Nation of Cowards". People tend to become reactionary when attacked and called racist day in and day out.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: tennisbum, 4/29/2013 8:45:48 AM     (No. 9301231)

Can you name one country in Africa that is a success under black leadership? (we don´t need these white farmers, let´s take their land and farm it ourselves....oops, we now don´t have any food).

Can you name one US city that is a resounding success under black (Democrat) leadership?

And then their is the Congressional Black Caucus....idiots representing their respective villages!

Thank goodness there aren´t more black Democrats in leadership positions. One bright spot in the Obama administration.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: nightvision, 4/29/2013 8:55:28 AM     (No. 9301251)

And the black population does not want ´immigration reform´.
I think some of them realize they´re no longer the Dem´s darlings and feel jilted. They´ll be tossed overboard in favor of hispanics.
Beige is the new black.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: LZK, 4/29/2013 8:57:58 AM     (No. 9301258)

I believe a famous gentleman admonished Americans about the "content of a man´s character".....

WE Americans look for character in our elected officials. Not the color or country of origin.....The media looks to divide our country -- not the real folk....

Thank you Reverend Martin Luther King.....

LZK

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Reply 22 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 4/29/2013 9:02:37 AM     (No. 9301273)

FTA: While black-majority districts all but guarantee African-American representation, they also have the effect of stamping the members, fairly or not, as simply representing black interests....The older I get and the more America changes, the more I believe gerrymandered districts are in many respects the worst thing for our country

The gerrymandered districts are essentially a form of quotas. Now they see that the quota system actually severely limits future potential. But can you imagine the outcry if someone publicly suggested ending the racially gerrymandered districts?

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Arby, 4/29/2013 10:13:06 AM     (No. 9301412)

Fauxbama only cares about one affirmative action recipient: hisself.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 4/29/2013 10:18:55 AM     (No. 9301421)

That´s because they get elected then go to prison for theft or fraud or both.
I can´t wait for the demise of the ´Congressional Black Caucus´. I hope Obama has poisoned the well for a long time to come. I´m very tired of these bad attitude types who cry racist at every turn.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: RancherJack, 4/29/2013 10:37:33 AM     (No. 9301458)

... yet in American cities black mob violence is at epidemic levels

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 4/29/2013 10:38:08 AM     (No. 9301460)

Dittos to every point made here, but I would also add that it is truly sad that it is the white population in this Country who best appreciates what Dr. King had to say. When are the blacks in this Country going to wake up and realize that Obama truly despises them?

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Reply 27 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 4/29/2013 10:54:44 AM     (No. 9301499)

So far every black Democrat that has been in office in the last 20 years has been a criminal so many will never vote for one again. Then add to that every black Republican that has run for an office has been trashed by the Democrats and their media handlers to the point they had to drop out of the race and you have Obama´s legacy.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 4/29/2013 11:58:03 AM     (No. 9301624)

Perhaps the reason is because voters have seen the results of electing an "entitled" President.
In my opinion, it has been an unmitigated disaster, hurting the Country as a whole, not just certain segments.
And the beat goes on and on and on.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Butch59, 4/29/2013 12:41:08 PM     (No. 9301721)

I hate to say this but just have something like the CBC and all the old timers who are in it creates a problem for all younger blacks. These oldster grumble about how bad things were for them "in the old days" and how hard they had to work to get where they´re at. And all one hears from them is "gimme gimme" over and over. The white man owes them. They can´t see that it´s another world today that it was decades ago. As noted in the article, younger blacks are learning that the way to success in life is to get out of the gutter, get an education, and treat all people the way they want to be treated.

Change like that that the CBC wants takes a long time to happen. They want it overnight. Well, aint going to happen. It will take several generations who finally come to the realization I mentioned to have that change.


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Reply 30 - Posted by: badrad, 4/29/2013 1:59:25 PM     (No. 9301867)

I do not hate blacks. I hate democrats and liberals and doubly hate because of the damage they do to the country, social democrats, er´ socialists? Bill Ayer is white. Fatherland of communism, Russia, are white and Russian visiting Bill Clinton is white.

I would vote for America first, I have always been proud of my country black person if they didn´t have residual racial favortism or get even scars like Michael Steele. The culturally white black people?

That may sound offensive but it only means assimilated and cooperative and moving forward together which is all that MLK asked for. Equality of opportunity and the chance to serve the country equally?

The all hispanic all the time politics of Marco Rubio makes his in the same I won´t vote for until he is GOP nominee.

So what is wrong with being culturally white? Or using the teerm since Whites still in majority? Offensive only to the ignorant who look for something to take offense at.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: JediJerry, 4/29/2013 2:30:59 PM     (No. 9301934)

Lawyers and statiticians are always looking
for ways to claim discrimination so they can sue the government for violations of civil rights and discrimination. My favorite example is the claim that the inmates in prison are disproportionate with Hispanics and Blacks being a higher percentage compared to whites. Well the fact is the a higher percentage of Hispanics and Blacks commit more crimes and go to prison than whites. Same thing for elections. When will the idea of equal outcome for everything ever stop.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: AutumnJoy, 4/29/2013 3:24:03 PM     (No. 9302019)

#17: Moochelle gave up straightening her hair long ago. It is ALL wighats now. Especialy the bangs-look. As for pride in her ethnic roots? That ended when she started to see how much money her "husband" was going to rake in playing the role of a Black African-American.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: moon river, 4/29/2013 3:54:43 PM     (No. 9302075)

Mr. Obama has poisoned the well for other blacks, not everywhere, but vastly. This White House admin. has used old tired scuffed up arguments and lines of illogic to support their own bigotry. I am shocked and disappointed to hear kids of 20 talking about ´the man´ holding them back. That argument is empty, lazy and so very 40 years out of date, it´s not even funny.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: strike3, 4/29/2013 4:53:56 PM     (No. 9302184)

Unlike black mayors who are plentiful and have left a trail of devastation in their wake.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: ursamajor, 4/29/2013 6:08:09 PM     (No. 9302301)

Obama got the majority of the black vote, but over half stated they only considered his race. And many black leaders have recently stated how disappointed they are with his lack of leadership and several have even apologized for voting for him. Obama is proof of the fallacy of affirmative action.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: 4Justice, 4/29/2013 8:05:10 PM     (No. 9302445)

We, Republicans, had plenty of good conservative black candidates. Unfortunately, we didn´t win the seats we should have. Too bad...white Dems won instead.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: 4Justice, 4/29/2013 8:30:01 PM     (No. 9302470)

By the way, when you say that every black Democrat has been a crook, that is because they were all hand-picked by the Democrat Party for their lack of integrity so they can easily be bought and willing to sell out their own people. The Democrat Party is still racist...they simply use blacks as tools now. Why do you think every black Democrat representative (CBC´s finest) are stupid and say idiotic things like "when we put a man on Mars" or "Guam will tip over", etc.? The white Dems chose the stupidest and most corrupt to pay off and to keep their people ignorant and misinformed. It is all manipulation.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: nevernaught, 4/29/2013 9:23:23 PM     (No. 9302528)

Well, Hank Johnson is still around. I´ve investigated Guam and he´s right... Guam isn´t an Island, it´s an upside down pyramid only stabilized by millions of helium filled balloons. Comes the helium shortage, and the island is tipping over, the children going to cry, drown and no more parties because of Guam and no mo gas.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: get er done, 4/29/2013 9:50:56 PM     (No. 9302555)

While it has saddened me to see how highly qualified principled black Republicans such Allen West were abused by Dems and blacks, I have much more concern for the white men/women of America and other taxpayers who are being forced into involutary servitude of the layabout welfare classes.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 4/29/2013 11:37:19 PM     (No. 9302691)

Wait about 25 years and watch the dismay when
the black community wakes up to find they tossed about 100 million black citizens into the abortion carnal house of genocide .
They won´t be the favored minority clinging to their affirmative action super status.
By the way most Hispanics are missing black genes that indicates they are an ethnic group not a race.

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On Fox News Sunday, political analyst Brit Hume said that Eric Holder’s claim that his treatment at the hands of Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX) at a House hearing this week was unprecedented toward an Attorney General, made him a “crybaby,” and that he and President Barack Obama had in fact benefited “enormously” from being the first African Americans in their respective positions. “This strikes me as kinda crybaby stuff from Holder,” Hume said. “My sense about this is both Eric Holder and Barack Obama have benefited politically enormously from the fact that they are African American and the first to

Why The Feds Chickened Out
On A Nevada Ranch

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Townhall, by Kevin McCullough    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/13/2014 11:55:18 AM     Post Reply
Let me obliterate a bit of confusion here: the Obama administration attempted to go to war with a rancher in Nevada. Let me amplify a little bit of truth: They tucked tail and have returned home. And let me add a bit of clarity: they had no choice! As the nation began to become familiar with the plight of the family of Cliven Bundy, many of us harkened back to another standoff in which the Federal government attempted to bully it´s outcome: Waco, Texas and the Branch Davidian massacre. It is telling that in the Nevada case the feds pulled out so

Why Hillary v. Jeb Would
Be Great for America

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Daily Beast, by Mark McKinnon    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/13/2014 6:11:32 PM     Post Reply
They’re both qualified, respectful of each other (shocker!), and represent the vast majority of middle America. So what’s not to like about another Clinton/Bush race for 2016? When you mention the prospect of Clinton vs. Bush 2016 a funny thing happens. First, there is the reflexive response: "Oh no, not again. We don´t need more dynastic politics in this country." But upon further reflection, you realize Jeb Bush vs. Hillary Clinton would be a great race and actually good for the country. Let´s review. QUALIFICATIONS—THEY’VE BOTH GOT THEM. Barack Obama won the presidency because in an election where the premium was on change, it mattered little

The world must shift to solar and wind
power rapidly to avoid catastrophic global
warming, say UN scientists in major report

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Daily Mail (U.K.), by Ben Spencer    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/13/2014 7:15:31 PM     Post Reply
A rapid shift to wind and solar power is needed if the world is to avoid catastrophic global warming, the United Nations warns in a crucial report today. Emissions of greenhouse gases need to be cut by up to 70 per cent before 2050 to control climate change, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says. ‘Large-scale changes in energy systems’ are required, with coal power stations to be switched off and replaced by wind and solar. And the transformation needs to be made in the next 15 years or controlling climate change will become increasingly harder and more expensive. The report was published

Chelsea Clinton no longer
ruling out politics

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The Hill (Washington DC), by Judy Katz    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 11:57:36 AM     Post Reply
Chelsea Clinton says when people ask her these days whether she wants to go into politics, her answer isn’t an automatic “no.” The 34-year-old former first daughter told Fast Company in an interview published Monday, “for so long the answer was just a visceral no. Not because I had made any conscientious, deliberate decision, but since people had been asking for as long as literally I could remember, it was no." Now, the only child of former President Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton explains, "I live in a city and a state and a country where I

Glaring limits of the Civil Rights
Act: We need to redistribute wealth

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Salon Magazine, by Matt Bruenig    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/14/2014 7:20:41 PM     Post Reply
Although the Civil Rights Act, the landmark legislation which just reached its 50th anniversary, made great strides in desegregating the economy, economic discrimination is still widespread, and anti-discrimination legislation alone can never rectify the economic damage inflicted upon blacks by slavery and our Jim Crow apartheid regime. The Civil Rights Act was a mild reform, all things considered, but one conservatives fought with vigor and one many conservatives are still bitter about to this day. When the Civil Rights Act passed in 1964, the primary purpose was to root out discrimination in public accommodations (like hotels and movie theaters)

Nevada GOP removes social issues from platform,
moves ahead with pre-primary endorsements

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Associated Press, by Sandra Chereb    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/13/2014 3:48:58 PM     Post Reply
LAS VEGAS — The Nevada Republican Party stripped opposition to abortion and gay marriage from its platform Saturday as state convention delegates instead focused on judging fellow Republicans on their worthiness to serve in office and adherence to GOP values. The platform, with few changes, was adopted overwhelmingly as the Las Vegas convention stretched late into the evening. The vote mirrors that of the Clark County GOP, which voted earlier to remove platform language defining marriage as between a man and a woman and statements opposing abortion. Many Republicans are re-evaluating their strong stances on conservative social issues as public

Obama Generation Losing
Interest in Obama

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Wall Street Journal, by James Freeman    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/14/2014 4:23:09 PM     Post Reply
President Obama inspired a generation of young people to support his historic election in 2008. And in 2012, despite the struggles of his first term, Mr. Obama still managed to win the support of a full 60% of voters age 18-29. But the man who once dreamed of being a transformative leader in the Reagan mold is inspiring few of those young people to follow his lead. "For all the talk about the movement that elected Mr. Obama, the more notable movement of Obama supporters has been away from politics. It appears that few of the young people who voted

Obama Selects First Openly Gay
Episcopal Bishop to Lead Easter Prayer

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Mediaite, by Andrew Kirell    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 12:46:05 PM     Post Reply
President Obama pulled a surprise move Monday at the White House’s Easter Prayer Breakfast when he selected Gene Robinson to lead the closing prayer. Robinson is famously known as the first openly gay Episcopal bishop. Talking Points Memo’s Tom Kludt spotted the following tweet from Robinson, who was in attendance: (Tweet) Robinson, 66, became diocesan bishop of New Hampshire in March 2004. He retired in January 2013 and is currently a senior fellow at the progressive

Developing: Russian fighter jet buzzes
U.S. Navy destroyer in Black Sea

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Associated Press, by Lolita C. Baldor    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/14/2014 12:49:12 PM     Post Reply
A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, a U.S. military official said Monday. In the first public account of the incident, the official said the Russian Fencer flew within 1,000 yards of the USS Donald Cook, a Navy destroyer, at about 500 feet above sea level. Ship commanders considered the actions provocative and inconsistent with international agreements, prompting the ship to issue several radio queries and warnings. The fighter appeared to be unarmed and never was in danger of

Why You Should Be Sympathetic
Toward Cliven Bundy

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Powerline, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 4/15/2014 8:40:58 AM     Post Reply
On Saturday, I wrote about the standoff at Bundy Ranch. That post drew a remarkable amount of traffic, even though, as I wrote then, I had not quite decided what to make of the story. Since then, I have continued to study the facts and have drawn some conclusions. Here they are. First, it must be admitted that legally, Bundy doesn’t have a leg to stand on. The Bureau of Land Management has been charging him grazing fees since the early 1990s, which he has refused to pay. Further, BLM has issued orders limiting the area on which Bundy’s cows can


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