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George Will Slams Rep. Gohmert
For ‘Causing Chaos’: House GOP
‘Cannot Govern This Country’

Mediaite, by Evan McMurry

Original Article

Posted By:JoniTx, 8/11/2013 2:35:49 PM

Appearing on This Week With George Stephanopoulos, Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert battled not only the Democratic panelists but also conservative pundit George Will over the wisdom of shutting down the government to prevent Obamacare funding. Gohmert strongly condemned President Barack Obama’s argument at Friday’s news conference that the GOP’s “holy grail” was enying millions of people health insurance. “That’s a false narrative,” Gohmert said. “He says we’re trying to keep people from having health care. That’s just not true. That is an absolute, blatant lie. We’re not trying to keep anybody from getting health care.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ruready?, 8/11/2013 2:48:47 PM     (No. 9468898)

I assume your advice to the Egyptians under Morsi would have been similar to McCain and Graham´s counsel? Better tread lightly about forcing the masses against their will - you are inviting a repeat of history.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: melanie, 8/11/2013 2:49:38 PM     (No. 9468899)

I don´t think the bill can be fixed and we can never beat the Democrat lies and spin if we don´t fight. Will is comfy as a crochety outsider, yet still a DC insider. He doesn´t relate to outside the Beltway life. I admire Rep Gohmert´s courage and leadership. We may lose if we fight, we damn sure will lose if we don´t. We can´t keep letting the democrats slide. FIGHT.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: jntsrgn, 8/11/2013 2:50:32 PM     (No. 9468900)

And just how would you suggest fixing the bill with control of 1/2 of one brach of government?

You can only use the power you have, not what you wished you had.

Conservatives like to get on email lists and websites and write back and forth to each other about how great things would be if only they got the chance and yet will NEVER take any chances!

George Will and his ilk have become the problem.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: plumnellie, 8/11/2013 2:50:39 PM     (No. 9468901)

Why don´t Republicans start saying: Democrats want to cause healthcare to cost everyone half their salary. Say it enough over and over..let them say it is not true but repeat it over and over. I actually think Dems do not care if half our salaries go to pay for Obamacare so why not accuse them of this. Republicans need to be proactive and aggressive rather than meek and defensive. Let us all just start accusing Dems of whatever we believe. I personally think Dems are trying to destroy the family unit. So why don´t I just start saying and writing this everywhere and deny it is false. We can all pay this game and get the Dems on the defensive. Oh..and why must Republicans always attack other Repubs? Oh unless they are moderates or liberals. The stupid party sure lives up to its name.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mws50, 8/11/2013 2:57:25 PM     (No. 9468913)

George Will was being absurd and ridiculous. The House has control of the US purse. They should use that control to defund the horrible democratic obamacare law.

Free clue, Will... The republicans will not shut down government. They can pass a fully funded budget that excludes all things referring to obamacare spending and let the democrats not pass a budget bill. If the Senate democrats do not pass the budget bill, the non-essential part of our federal government cannot operate. Tell me how that would be a bad thing.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: belwhatter, 8/11/2013 3:01:01 PM     (No. 9468917)

I just punished myself for no reason at all by reading the comments after this Media-ite article. At a time when our Congress needs a whopping great kick in the pants for going along with so much damaging legislation, we don´t need the likes of old boy´ club George Will kicking some of our brightest and best in the teeth for daring to speak out for what they know is right. Our government and media stink to high heaven.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: StormCnter, 8/11/2013 3:03:00 PM     (No. 9468918)

I sometimes like Louie Gohmert a lot and sometimes I wish he´d stop enjoying the spotlight quite so much with his controversial statements. We do not want to shut down the government. Nobody is advocating that. We cannot defund Obamacare all at once. We can, however, delay this, delay that, defund this, improve this, eliminate that until the whole thing collapses. The White House is terrified that not enough young, healthy people are going to volunteer to pay for expensive health insurance they don´t want or need. The WH is quite right to be anxious. It´s not going to happen. The exchanges, in October, won´t be sufficient, won´t be ready and won´t work. It´s too late to stop Obamacare in its entirety, but we can tinker and fix and throw out until we end up with something that won´t destroy the country.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: califedup, 8/11/2013 3:04:04 PM     (No. 9468920)

Why do republican conservatives waste their time appearing on these leftist communist propaganda shows and who gives a damn what George Will has to say? Will is part of the ruling beltway elite class. Shut up George.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Bohallx, 8/11/2013 3:09:18 PM     (No. 9468925)

There´s been this debate going on regarding the relative place of the legislative authority and the executive authority since Oliver Cromwell and his Roundheads defeated King Charles and the Cavaliers.

Some continue to be upset about that outcome ~ George Will is such a person ~ A ROYALIST ~ a RIGHT WINGER.

Louie Gohmert, not exactly my favorite member of Congress, is actually on the side of God, Jesus, Mary, the Holy Ghost and the Prophets themselves in this regard ~ he ain´t no right winger Fur Shur.

The legislative authority should always hold the authority to severely counsel the executive, even if they have to drag him out of the palace and dispose of him.

BTW, that discovery was made earlier in Vehice. One Doge exceeded his authority. The Senate disposed of him in the prescribed manner. No subsequent Doge got out of line.

We are modern people though so it´s OK to cut off funds to stay the executive´s hand and prevent him from wasting the nation´s patrimony on tom foolery.



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Reply 10 - Posted by: ruready?, 8/11/2013 3:09:36 PM     (No. 9468926)

Here is my problem. I try my best to consider the opinion of moderate republicans. However, anytime an issue comes up, they consistently take some tapioca strategy. We have followed them until we elected Obama (twice!) and now they want to advise us on how to handle Obamacare? Tell me moderates, what has your team done to deserve any credibility against the onslaught of liberalism? Give me a radical lover of liberty rather than a gentlemanly loser.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: cyberspace cadet, 8/11/2013 3:09:47 PM     (No. 9468927)

I´m with Louie.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: rep60, 8/11/2013 3:21:31 PM     (No. 9468935)

Please... shut down the federal government for a month... please, I beg you!!! All except our fightin´ boys!!!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: smcchk, 8/11/2013 3:23:17 PM     (No. 9468936)

Agree with #1. This is a PR disaster. Run against Obamacare in 2014!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: horacer, 8/11/2013 3:27:17 PM     (No. 9468938)

If you want to charge ahead to slaughter join Louie. The Dems are licking their chops.

Shut the government down. When social security checks don´t go out, when the military doesn´t get paid, Obama goes on TV and announces that due to extraordinary circumstances he must raise the debt ceiling unilaterally. Republicans insist on hurting our seniors and our brave men and women in the military. I refuse to allow them to get away with it. This measure will fund the government for 30 days. In that time I hope Republicans will think of their fellow Americans first and not their own selfish interests.

A better strategy would be to put every thing into winning the Senate and forcing a showdown in 2015 when we have a stronger hand.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Bohallx, 8/11/2013 3:30:39 PM     (No. 9468942)

#15, I´m putting my retirement, social security, my medical insurance and everything else on the line to say WE GOTTA´ GIT RID OF OBAMAKKKARE

Shut ´er down!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: plex, 8/11/2013 3:32:21 PM     (No. 9468945)

The GOP IS the stupid party. The first words out of any member of the party when discussing the defunding of Obamacare should be, "We are only defunding 1 small part of the government, Obamacare. If Obama and the Democrats choose to ignore or veto our continuing resolution and shut down the government, let it be on their heads, not ours."


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Reply 17 - Posted by: enuf8, 8/11/2013 3:33:24 PM     (No. 9468947)

The Liberal attack at the top of the list!

Louie is Right On
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Reply 18 - Posted by: lil dotty, 8/11/2013 3:35:27 PM     (No. 9468950)

Standing tall along side Rep Louie. George, shut your mouth until you know something about the subject. Shut down the government. Especially the checks to the Kommie Klown Klan member. He has access to too much of our money anyway. Destroy the obombacare bill and have an alternative...one WTP would want to see. Not the crap sandwich the kommie klan forced down our throats. That is something which will long be remembered. Just as amnesty will whould you pubbies to it do us again.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Lalo, 8/11/2013 3:36:45 PM     (No. 9468951)

Maybe I´m wrong, but I don´t see Gohmert as someone particularly affected by the limelight.

I do think, however, that he has no business standing up there and taking this politically dangerous position without presenting at least a clue as to what HE would propose to address healthcare, and healthcare for everyone.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: stablemoney, 8/11/2013 3:38:49 PM     (No. 9468953)

George Will and the msm just can´t get the fact that we elected the House leadership to get rid of Obamacare.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: ruready?, 8/11/2013 3:39:34 PM     (No. 9468954)

Thank you #16. Ever notice the short-sightedness of RINOs
1) We need a survival strategy and they only thoughts are always a political strategy
2) What country has ever rid itself of nationalized healthcare? Anyone? Bueller, Bueller?
3) Obama has martialed the forces of the IRS, NSA, EPA, FBI et al., against us and RINOs think we can somehow win another election?
4) What would it take for RINOs to decide it was time to lay down the gauntlet?

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Lalo, 8/11/2013 3:41:54 PM     (No. 9468957)

That said, I lean toward the radical approach, not piecemeal. #8´s approach sounds complicated and, as such, highly dubious.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: freightdog, 8/11/2013 3:43:14 PM     (No. 9468958)

If the goal here was to provide every American with "affordable" medical insurance (no one ever defines what affordable means), then, given the cost of the program that´s been put into law, wouldn´t it have been orders of magnitude less expensive for the government simply to buy a medical insurance plan for every citizen or, perhaps, for those who could not afford one?

That no one ever goes back to review what was the intellectual underpinning of this adventure in public financing, perhaps the ultimate goal of the Affordable Care Act is not to provide medical insurance to those who can not afford it or prefer not to purchase it.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: bob913, 8/11/2013 3:50:48 PM     (No. 9468961)

Why does George Will support the democrats?
He must know obamacare is a disaster.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 8/11/2013 3:54:12 PM     (No. 9468963)

Another Beltway Elitist here to dictate to the American people what they should think and do. I despise these full-of-themselves DC cocktail party aficionados, whether Will, Kristol, or Krauthamer.

Rep. Gohmert speaks for the people of his District. A concept that has been lost on the elitists and other "elected residents" of the 51st and most powerful State, Washington DC.


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Reply 26 - Posted by: horacer, 8/11/2013 3:59:11 PM     (No. 9468971)

#16 I agree with you completely. They can have my VA benefits too. I just don´t see how we win this fight this year. Obama´s delayed a number of provisions. Others will fall away. 2015 isn´t too late. The GOP can use 2014 as a referendum on a free market alternative to Obamacare. Just my opinion but I think we´d be in a much stronger position to fight.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: texaspast, 8/11/2013 4:16:31 PM     (No. 9468991)

Yes, the PR battle of the party must be won. That is far more important than the future of the country. /s

As far as I´m concerned, if Obamacare is not defunded (delaying it only plays into the dems hands) then this country is down the tubes anyway. I would rather go down fighting, wouldn´t you? Well, no, obviously RINOs wouldn´t, because they care about the party first and foremost, just like most dems care more for their party than the country. Louie speaks for me. He speaks for his constituents, of which I am one, and he speaks for the good of the country. He´s hitting a little too close to the truth for dems and RINOs, so he must be ridiculed and destroyed. It´s what they (and I do include the appeasers on this site) do.
I DO NOT CARE about the good of nor the future of the Republican party if they do not fight this fight. Delaying it will do more harm than good, and shutting down the government is all we have. So do it. Shut the sucker down and leave it down until Nov. 14, 2014, for all I care.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Coy860, 8/11/2013 4:17:02 PM     (No. 9468992)

Perhaps I am wrong, but even shutting down the gov´t does NOT interfere with paying out soc. sec., military retirement, etc.
Essential services continue.
2014 is too late to kill Obamacare. It will be too deeply entrenched.
Fund all services but exclude funds to implement Obamacare.
Do what´s right and ignore what democrats say. Quit playing politics with our healthcare.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: nonsense, 8/11/2013 4:21:28 PM     (No. 9468997)

I like Louis, I stand with Louis. He at least attempts to represent the people who elected them. At least two on the panel are Demonrat "talking points" only individuals, no brain power was used in their arguments.

George Will has lived and cocktailed in the Boomtown Beltway for years and sounds like a Demonrat much of the time, when he is not sounding like a scared Republican.

Steffy is just a snarky Leftist/Liberal/Progressive who does not care that his party leader is destroying the country. He is just so thrilled that a Demonrat is in power, that´s all that matters to him.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: nonsense, 8/11/2013 4:26:00 PM     (No. 9469001)

...oops, meant Louie. Seems as if the Trolls are getting sneakier and sneakier in their attempts to sound like L-dotters.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: tulipwood, 8/11/2013 4:41:11 PM     (No. 9469016)

DC is too big and needs to be cut down to size. George will is a big part of the problem. He has been to one too many DC parties and just can bear the thought of giving it up.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: plex, 8/11/2013 4:51:28 PM     (No. 9469025)

Sorry for second post. Stop calling Obamacare insurance. Obamacare actually makes insurance illegal. An insurance policy with a high deductible which covers Big things and lets you pay for little things is not allowed. Imagine what car insurance would cost if it covered oil changes and inspections. It wouldn´t be insurance, it would be Pooled Cost Sharing.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: rockytop, 8/11/2013 5:01:35 PM     (No. 9469034)

You´re so FOS #1. I work for a Furtune 500 company, and I pay more than $500 per month for health insurance. It is not covered.
The supposed "less fortunate" get it for free. Obamacare is and will be a total disaster, and it needs to be stopped, even if it means massive cuts to the non-essential government programs.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 8/11/2013 5:33:48 PM     (No. 9469055)

FTA: “Even though we’re one-half of the legislating body from which no spending occurs unless we agree, that is a position that allows us to force others to adhere to the Constitution,” Gohmert replied. “We don’t have to wait for the Supreme Court. We can force that. And we can say, ‘You’re going to abide by the Constitution whether the Supreme Court gets it wrong or right.’ We have the ability to force respect for the law. And some of us think that we ought to force them to do that.”

Thank you Congressman Gohmert.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: cc1lesh, 8/11/2013 5:45:43 PM     (No. 9469065)

I´ve got just three words for George Will, SOMEBODY HAS TO!

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Reply 36 - Posted by: kanphil, 8/11/2013 5:57:49 PM     (No. 9469072)

#15 gives about the most untruthful description of "shutting down the government" one can imagine. So untruthful, in fact, I wonder if it´s coming from a democrat. If you can recall the last time the government was shut down, it involved no loss ot essential services such as military pay or social security checks and the like. It only involved non-essential services.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 8/11/2013 6:04:58 PM     (No. 9469078)

Pick and choose what to NOT fund If the government shuts down.
1. all congress critters --administration and executive branches NO PAY
2. No foreign aide dispensed
3. No payola to the UN
That should keep the country running very well.
Too bad so many posters prefer to fight RINOs than liberals.



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Reply 38 - Posted by: EnsignO, 8/11/2013 6:26:12 PM     (No. 9469086)

George Will lost my respect in January 2009, when he hosted a dinner party for Obama and so-called conservative columnists just before the Inauguration. I can´t remember any Democrat columnist ever hosting a dinner for a Republican president-elect. What is the purpose? George Will, Peggy Noonan, and Colin Powell might as well have sold their souls to Satan, because they certainly are traitors and should be made to wear a scarlet "T" whenever they appear as panelists on any talk show.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: keekng, 8/11/2013 7:17:03 PM     (No. 9469112)

Will should buy some big boy neck ties.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: ida Lou Pino, 8/11/2013 7:28:09 PM     (No. 9469120)

I presciently posted last week - -

- - that Mr. Bow Tie is on my Top Ten List Of People Who Should Go Far Far Away - - and he will remain there until he does - - go far, far away.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: pacman333, 8/11/2013 8:04:24 PM     (No. 9469152)

Pass a bill funding all of government with the exception of Obamacare and send it to the Senate.

The Senate and the media will screech about how Grandma and Grandpa and all of the needy will be left without coverage (which is nonsense).

The Repubs should then put on a PR campaign stating that it is the Dems who shut down the government because they are unwilling to compromise.

Grow a set Repubs!





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Reply 42 - Posted by: SaguaroJack, 8/11/2013 8:13:55 PM     (No. 9469160)

Will himself has said, and fairly often, that the Founders intended the legislative branch to have priority. Besides that, Obama is doing so much damage that anything that gets in his way is helpful.

Standing still is better than going the wrong way.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: p51dmustang, 8/11/2013 8:14:28 PM     (No. 9469161)

Its time for the GOP to start calling this Peter Principled potus out. He is Lazy and a Liar.

Every time he opens his mouth, the GOP should be in his face calling him Lazy and a Liar. List his promises and accomplishments. It does not get any simpler than that.

Yes we need to shut the government down unit this Limburger cheese OCare legislation is six feet under.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: planetgeo, 8/11/2013 8:21:46 PM     (No. 9469166)

Anybody who thinks we can collaborate with these Marxists and "win" later is crazy. Shut it down. Now. Their whole strategy is moving it along one stage at a time until it starts, no matter how bad it is at first. They know it can´t be stopped, ever, once it gets going. Stop it at all cost!

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Reply 45 - Posted by: horacer, 8/11/2013 8:26:32 PM     (No. 9469168)

Sorry #38 you are incorrect. Social Security payments are mandatory, Social Security staffing is appropriated. There is a difference. It did have an effect in 95 and 96 and with Obama it will have more. It doesn´t matter what issue Obama chooses, he´ll raise the debt ceiling on his own.

Why is it some of you always have to name call.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: TarAndFeathers, 8/11/2013 8:55:22 PM     (No. 9469184)

Louie Gohmert can take care of himself!

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Reply 47 - Posted by: TruthAndJustice, 8/11/2013 11:03:47 PM     (No. 9469285)

George Will is willfully ignorant and a tool of the left.

Defund Obamacare...we stand with Louie...

If the government shuts down..it´s Obama´s choice and his fault...The people want Obamacare Gone...Obama cannot pick and choose who has to follow the law...making Obamacare UNCONSTITUTIONAL ...a senior lecturer at U of Chicago should know that..perhaps if Obama had become a Law Professor..he would know that.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: 49 Ford, 8/11/2013 11:16:40 PM     (No. 9469291)

Does anyone here actually know how many House GOPers are willing to vote to "shut down" the government over ObamaCare? Without a realistic idea of how many soldiers you´ve got, all this talk about shut downs and defunding is a tempest in a teapot.

In a legislative body where 40 to 50 Republicans may be ready to cave on immigration "reform", is it realistic to expect a united front on defunding ObamaCare?

The hard fact is that elections really do have consequences. American voters chose to empower the Democrats in 3 of the last 4 election cycles. Whether or not they knew what they were doing, to some extent they are going to reap what they´ve sown.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: Rael, 8/11/2013 11:54:33 PM     (No. 9469312)

Why do they keep calling Will a conservative? He isn´t.
Shutting down the government won´t be a disaster for conservatives, otherwise the democrats wouldn´t be fighting it.



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Reply 50 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 8/12/2013 4:20:18 AM     (No. 9469392)

Shut ´er down. ´Rats ´n RINOs don´t want it to happen because the people will realize what a delight it is not to have that giant sucking sound anymore.

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It seems only yesterday, before the soothing elixir of “hope and change” was spoonfed to us by present-President Barack Obama, that Republicans could disagree with Democrats without being branded “teabaggers,” KKK-members, anarchists, Nazis, bomb throwers, arsonists, political terrorists or extremists. The unspeakable crime of conservatives? Their heartless desire to live their own lives and to be left alone by the bullying U.S. government. What has been the conservative outcry since disco was still a thing? Follow the Constitution, be fiscally responsible, and restore limited government. Not to impose their will on anyone; and if anything, simply to work, prosper, express

Madigan: Votes not there yet on
income tax, minimum wage hike
Chicago Tribune, by Ray Long    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/22/2014 10:36:42 PM     Post Reply
SPRINGFIELD — As the General Assembly heads into its final month of session, House Speaker Michael Madigan said Tuesday that he doesn’t have enough votes lined up yet to extend the state’s income tax increase or raise the minimum wage. The speaker, talking to reporters the day he was easily elected to a fifth term as Illinois Democratic Party chairman, said voting to keep the personal income tax rate at 5 percent instead of letting it fall to 3.75 percent on Jan. 1 will be a “difficult roll call.” “Every person in the legislature is going to be called upon

This Simple Graph Compares
Reagan’s and Obama’s ‘Recoveries’
Independent Journal Review, by Michael Hausam    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/22/2014 10:07:28 PM     Post Reply
How often have you heard a Democrat prattle on and on about how well Barack Obama has done with the economy, given the mess he inherited? Usually, it’s some version of, “Things are getting better, but the economy the President started with was so awful, so he’s done as well as anyone could expect.”When Ronald Reagan took over from Jimmy Carter in ’81, things were actually worse economically compared to when Obama took over from George W. Bush in ’08. Consider these three important comparisons of economic indicators, then and now: - Unemployment was at 10.8% versus 7.7% - Inflation (Consumer

Obama´s new White House Counsel
is veteran of handling scandals
in Clinton White House
American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/22/2014 4:23:05 PM     Post Reply
Tea leaf readers may want to pay close attention to a staff change at the White House. The lawyer who claims that “when an IRS audit found that the tax collection agency had been targeting conservative political groups,” it was her “decision not to tell the president about the findings, in an attempt to shield Obama from charges he interfered in the investigation” is being replaced with a lawyer who is a veteran of the scandals in the Clinton White House, including Whitewater, and who represented him in the Monica Lewinsky investigation. Justin Sink reports in The Hill: President Obama

Candidate Says Iraq War Veteran
Opponent Not Up for a ´Real Job’
Breitbart InstaBlog, by Elizabeth Sheld    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/22/2014 4:16:23 PM     Post Reply
Maryland´s Attorney General Douglas Gansler accused his opponent, Iraqi war vet and Lt. Governor Anthony Brown, of not being capable of a ´real job´. Gansler and Brown are both fighting over the democrat nomination for Governor in Maryland, so this is a case of democrat on democrat violence. Gansler was speaking at a Tech Council of Maryland event when he unloaded the following comments about Brown: "I´m running against somebody who has never managed anybody, never run anything, his ads are about how he’s a lawyer in Iraq, and that’s all fine and good but this is a real job."

A Top Hospital Opens Up to
Chinese Herbs as Medicines
Wall Street Journal, by Sumathi Reddy    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/22/2014 3:00:44 PM     Post Reply
Lyndhurst, Ohio -Christina Lunka appeared nervous and excited as she sat in the Chinese herbal therapy center recently opened by the Cleveland Clinic. The 49-year-old had been to many doctors seeking help for ongoing issues that included joint pain and digestive problems. Now the Kirtland, Ohio, resident was hoping to find relief through herbal remedies. "Do you have something for inflammation?" Ms. Lunka asked herbalist Galina Roofener during a one-hour consultation. "Absolutely," responded Ms. Roofener. "This is for pain, for digestion, for inflammation, all of the above," she said, handing Ms. Lunka a bottle with capsules of an herbal combination called

Michelle Obama: Obama family
Sundays are more for napping than church
Washington Times (D.C.), by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/22/2014 2:34:16 PM     Post Reply
First lady Michelle Obama told “LIVE with Kelly and Michael” co-hosts Michael Strahan and Kelly Ripa that Sundays for the first family have become more about napping, downtime and family time than about church or godly worship. She made the comments in response to a question from the co-hosts during the Easter Egg Roll at the White House, when they asked for a description of a typical Obama family Sunday, Breitbart reported. Mrs. Obama said: “We try to go to church as much as possible, but when the kids get older, you know, Sunday is some kind of practice, rehearsal, birthday

PETA Hits BLM Over
Mass Cattle Grave
Breitbart Big Government, by Kerry Picket    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/22/2014 2:30:51 PM     Post Reply
The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is criticizing the Bureau of Land Management for apparently euthanizing an unknown number of cattle at the Bundy Ranch. “These animals shouldn´t be killed either by the government, or by the rancher who plans to send the cows off to slaughter. The best thing anyone can do to stop the suffering of animals is to go vegan,” PETA´s Senior Vice President Lisa Lange said in a written statement to Breitbart News. The Bundy Ranch Facebook Page, run by Cliven Bundy’s daughter Bailey Bundy Logue, posted photos on Saturday night of a mass



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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
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The Obama administration is poised to entertain a flood of new clemency applications from thousands of federal prisoners who were given harsh sentences under mandatory-minimum laws following drug convictions, Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday. Holder said in a short videotaped statement that he wants to shrink the federal prison population by a modest amount while ensuring ´that those who have paid their debts have a chance to become productive citizens.´ At the center of the move is a set of old sentencing rules that punished crack-cocaine offenders with more time behind bars than users or traffickers of powder cocaine.

Dole: Cruz, Paul & Rubio
lack experience for 2016

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The Hill [Washington, DC], by Mario Trujillo    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/22/2014 11:18:06 AM     Post Reply
Former Sen. Bob Dole (R-Kan.) said a number of junior GOP senators considering a presidential run in 2016 do not yet have the experience — specifically naming Rand Paul (Ky.), Marco Rubio (Fla.) and Ted Cruz (Texas). The former 1996 GOP presidential candidate sounded particularly skeptical of Cruz in an interview this week with The Wichita Eagle. "A number of the younger members, first-termers like Rand Paul, Rubio and that extreme-right-wing guy, Ted Cruz — all running for president now. I don´t think they´ve got enough experience yet," Dole said. The 90-year-old former senator said, however, his main concern about 2016 is living

Jeb Bush is your only chance
against Hillary, Republicans

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Hot Air, by Bob Schrum    Original Article
Posted By: quantumman- 4/22/2014 6:32:54 AM     Post Reply
If Jeb reaches for the nomination, there will be a titanic battle between the party establishment and the Tea Party. Steve Schmidt, McCain’s strategist in 2008, insists that in the end Republicans usually settle on the most electable candidate. To get by, this Bush may be forced to trim his positions, although the cautionary tale of Romney suggests that he would have to tack artfully and carefully for the sake of the general election. Certainly he will have the resources to outlast, discredit, and disqualify his rivals.

Michelle Obama:
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Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
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Washington - Michelle Obama said "splurging is the key to life" if you regularly eat right and stay active. Her biggest guilty pleasure: French fries. "How would you appreciate vegetables if you never had chocolate?" she asked. "You couldn´t live without a little chocolate, a little French fries." The first lady took questions from children reporters Monday after appearing at the White House Easter Egg Roll. She told the children that if they eat right the majority of the time, then a splurge or snack is not going to hurt them. "I still splurge when I can, but that's why I try to exercise almost every day," she said.

Fraud runs rampant in Census Bureau
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New York Post, by John Crudele    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/22/2014 5:03:20 AM     Post Reply
There’s a pattern of falsifying statistics throughout the entire Census Bureau. And anyone who attempts to blow the whistle on the fraud is either retaliated against or ignored, according to two new sources who have experienced the process firsthand. As I’ve been writing for more than six months, the Census Bureau office in Philadelphia uncovered a case of fraud in 2010, did nothing about it and allowed the practice to continue. In that instance, a data collector named Julius Buckmon was faking reports that went into the nation’s all-important jobless tally and consumer-inflation survey. Because the Census Bureau’s surveys are scientific — meaning

Professor: ‘Colleges Will Start Closing Up’ if
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National Review Online, by Andrew Johnson    Original Article
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New audio reveals an Eastern Connecticut State University professor warning that Republicans will “want things to go back — not to to 1955, but to 1855? if they win control of Congress in November. Republican victories could also put him out of a job, he cautioned. “We will live in a very, very, very different kind of country if that happens,” Professor Brent Terry told students in his Introduction to Creative Writing course, according to audio obtained by Campus Reform. “I mean, colleges will start closing up if these people have their way.” Over the course of his rant, Terry characterized conservatives

But Seriously, Just How
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American Thinker, by C. Edmund Wright    Original Article
Posted By: quantumman- 4/21/2014 7:22:21 AM     Post Reply
As he moves from lobbyists to the golf course, from press conferences to the tanning bed, he remains oblivious to all that is around him. He has power, incredible power, and yet to this day he has no understanding of the election that made it so. Moreover, all around him are astonishing opportunities for him to be an historic figure -- one who could and should be the man who did more than any other single person in turning back the red tide of Obama. It’s all there for Speaker of the House, and yet John Boehner manages to miss

Benghazi attack could have been prevented if
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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
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The Citizens Commission on Benghazi, a self-selected group of former top military officers, CIA insiders and think-tankers, declared Tuesday in Washington that a seven-month review of the deadly 2012 terrorist attack has determined that it could have been prevented – if the U.S. hadn´t been helping to arm al-Qaeda militias throughout Libya a year earlier. ´The United States switched sides in the war on terror with what we did in Libya, knowingly facilitating the provision of weapons to known al-Qaeda militias and figures,´ Clare Lopez, a member of the commission and a former CIA officer, told MailOnline. She blamed the Obama administration

Would YOU be underwater if the
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Daily Mail (UK), by Ellie Zolfagharifard    Original Article
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Global sea levels have risen by 8 inches (20cm) since 1880 and scientists predict they could rise up to 3ft (98cm) by 2100. But despite the UN’s recent threats of war, famine and extreme weather, such a dramatically different world caused by sea level rise can be hard to imagine. To help picture the future, Martin Vargic, an amateur graphic designer from Slovakia, has created a map depicting the planet with sea levels around 260ft (79m) higher than they are today. He imagines what Earth would look like if the ice sheets surrounding the North and South poles melted, releasing

Reid: ´We Are a Nation of Laws,
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Cybercast News Service, by Susan Jones    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/22/2014 10:53:27 AM     Post Reply
It may not be tomorrow, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) says "something will happen" to force a Nevada rancher to obey a court order to stop grazing his cattle on federal land and pay his grazing fees. "It´s obvious that you can´t just walk away from this," Reid said in an April 18 interview with a Nevada´s KSNV-TV News 3 program “What’s Your Point?” "You can´t have a law that is -- we´re a nation of laws, not of men and women," he said. (Video) Reid noted that most cattlemen pay their taxes, pay their fees, and follow

The Increasing Desperation of Democrats
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National Review Online, by John Fund    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/21/2014 5:19:02 AM     Post Reply
Harry Reid isn’t backing down from his claim that rancher Cliven Bundy’s supporters are “domestic terrorists.” It’s astonishing rhetoric given the White House’s characterization of the mass shooting by a genuine terrorist, Major Nidal Hasan, who killed 13 Americans at the Fort Hood Army base after yelling “Allahu Akbar!” (God is great.) Rather than labeling Hasan’s actions “domestic terrorism,” the Obama administration is prosecuting him for having committed “workplace violence.” Democratic rhetoric is become ever more desperate and overheated as we approach the November midterm elections. Last week, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said that GOP positions on immigration were motivated by

38 Republican lawmakers put aside differences
for lawsuit challenging legality of Obamacare

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Washington Times, by Dave Boyer    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/22/2014 5:20:31 AM     Post Reply
Thirty-eight Republican lawmakers, including such unlikely bedfellows as John McCain of Arizona and Ted Cruz of Texas, have joined to support a lawsuit challenging the legality of the Affordable Care Act and accusing the president of repeatedly ignoring the law he signed for political reasons. The lawmakers have signed onto a legal brief in support of a lawsuit filed by Sen. Ron Johnson, the Wisconsin Republican who is asking a federal court to overturn Obamacare’s special treatment for members of Congress and their staffs. “The unlawful executive action at issue in this case is not an isolated incident,” the brief


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