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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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TOPEKA, Kan. — 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

GOP candidate ties his
opponent to Harry Reid
American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/18/2014 10:16:17 PM     Post Reply
Is Harry Reid unpopular enough to become an election issue for races nationally? A GOP incumbent in North Carolina is trying to find out. Stuart Rothenberg reports in his Roll Call blog: The 30-second spot, titled “Meddling,” accuses Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., of “trying to fool Republican voters, meddling in our primary to get a weak opponent for Kay Hagan.” (Video) The North Carolina Senate race is rated Toss-up/Tilt Democrat by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call, in part, because of uncertainty in the GOP primary.

Dem consultants telling candidates
not to use the word ´recovery´
American Thinker, by Rick Moran    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/18/2014 10:09:28 PM     Post Reply
Some advice for Democratic candidates from consultants: Don´t use the word "recovery" in your speeches. Associated Press: Election-year memo to Democratic candidates: Don´t talk about the economic recovery. It´s a political loser. So say Democratic strategists in a blunt declaration that such talk skips over "how much trouble people are in, and doesn´t convince them that policymakers really understand or are even focusing on the problems they continue to face." In addition, Stan Greenberg, James Carville and others wrote that in head-to-head polling tests the mere mention of the word "recovery" is trumped by a Republican assertion

Harry Reid Doubles Down on Bundy
Ranch: ´If They´re Patriots, We´re
in Big Trouble´
Breitbart Big Government, by Kerry Picket    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/18/2014 9:39:40 PM     Post Reply
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Friday stood by his statement regarding embattled Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, saying on KSNV’s What’s Your Point?, “If anyone thinks by any figment of their imagination that what happened up there last week was just people rallying to somebody that was oppressed, 600 people came in armed. They had practiced. They had maneuvered.” Reid continued, “They knew what they were doing. They set up snipers in strategic locations with sniper rifles. They had assault weapons. They had automatic weapons. And they boasted about the fact that they put women and children, in fact one

´Bitter´ Hank Aaron ´Fed Up´
Readers Took KKK Quotes Out of
Context, Was Referring to ´CEOs,
Corporate America´
Breitbart Sports, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/18/2014 9:33:57 PM     Post Reply
Atlanta Braves legend Hank Aaron is reportedly "upset" and "bitter" because he feels that readers -- not the reporter who wrote the story -- took his comments that implied those who opposed President Barack Obama´s policies now wear "neckties and starched shirts" instead of KKK hoods out of context. And the reporter who wrote the story is claiming Aaron should not have to apologize for something he never said because Aaron was talking about CEOs, American society, and corporate America and not referring to a political party. Last week, in a story that appeared the day before Aaron was honored

Bryan Singer Drops Out of DC
´Creativity Conference´ With
Joe Biden (Exclusive)
Hollywood Reporter, by Tina Daunt    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/18/2014 6:51:55 PM     Post Reply
The "X-Men" director, who is accused of sexually abusing a 17-year-old boy, is no longer set to appear at the May 2 conference along with the vice president, a source tells THR. Beleaguered X-Men director Bryan Singer has dropped out of an upcoming “Creativity Conference” in Washington, a source tells THR. The filmmaker, who is being sued by a 31-year-old man who alleges Singer sexually abused him in the late 1990s, was scheduled to appear along with Vice President Joe Biden at the conference, which is being co-sponsored by the Motion Picture Association of America, Microsoft and ABC News as

Amy Kremer Resigns from
Tea Party Express
Breitbart Big Government, by Michael Patrick Leahy    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/18/2014 6:46:20 PM     Post Reply
Amy Kremer, one of the original Tea Party activists who participated in the February 20, 2009 call that launched the movement and played a key role as scheduler of the April 15, 2009 Tax Day Tea Party rallies, resigned on Friday as chairman of Tea Party Express, a position which she has held since the summer of 2009. Tea Party Express, a political action committee known for its national bus tours, was one of the first national organizations to successfully raise money through appeals to Tea Party supporters and activists. The group played a significant role in helping Tea Party

Obama signs Ted Cruz bill into
law, but says he won´t enforce it
Washington Examiner (DC), by Joel Gehrke    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/18/2014 6:10:21 PM     Post Reply
President Obama on Friday signed into law a bill authored by Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz that would bar an Iranian diplomat from entering the United States, but immediately issued a statement saying he won´t enforce it. Obama decided to treat the law as mere advice. "Acts of espionage and terrorism against the United States and our allies are unquestionably problems of the utmost gravity, and I share the Congress´s concern that individuals who have engaged in such activity may use the cover of diplomacy to gain access to our Nation," Obama said in his signing statement.



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Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/17/2014 8:56:28 PM     Post Reply
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It’s the stuff of Westerns: a showdown on the desert plains, the big bad government against an underdog farmer. Though the story has only grabbed national headlines in the past several days, rancher Cliven Bundy has illegally grazed cattle on the Nevada land surrounding his farm for over 20 years. He hasn’t paid grazing fees since 1993, and refuses to renew the necessary grazing permit.(Snip)Rather than using the avenues and pathways presented to him, Bundy has staunchly declared his own law and allegiances. Unfortunately, reality doesn’t work this way. If only it did—we could rebel for paying stupid taxes, refuse to

Students Demand Acknowledgement of
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Breitbart´s Big Government, by AWR Hawkins    Original Article
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A group of seven multiracial Washington and Lee University (W&L) students are demanding the school remove all Confederate flags from campus and "acknowledge" General Robert E. Lee´s "dishonorable side." According to the Roanoke Times, "seven multiracial students, calling themselves ´The Committee,´" have also demanded the school "acknowledge and apologize for participating in chattel slavery." They want recognition of "Martin Luther King Jr. Day on the undergraduate campus" and an end to "neo-Confederates" marching across campus "to the Lee Chapel on Lee-Jackson Day." The students say they will "engage in civil disobedience" if their demands are not met by September 1st. They added: "The

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Friday stood by his statement regarding embattled Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, saying on KSNV’s What’s Your Point?, “If anyone thinks by any figment of their imagination that what happened up there last week was just people rallying to somebody that was oppressed, 600 people came in armed. They had practiced. They had maneuvered.” Reid continued, “They knew what they were doing. They set up snipers in strategic locations with sniper rifles. They had assault weapons. They had automatic weapons. And they boasted about the fact that they put women and children, in fact one


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