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Time For Third Party
Canada Free Press, by Arnold Ahlert

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Posted By:SpeedMaster, 8/13/2013 10:49:55 AM

Last week I wrote a column about the reality that House Republicans are ready to cave on so-called comprehensive immigration reform. There was a final paragraph in that column my editor decided not to use. That is the editor’s right for two reasons: one, every site has a voice they wish to adhere to interns of form and content; and two, he who pays, gets the final say. Ironically, what was omitted by my editor was not lost on scores of astute letter writers who commented on the piece. I would like them to know that I have the same feelings


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Reply 1 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 8/13/2013 10:53:57 AM     (No. 9471552)

After the GOP caves on immigration, they`ll cave on climate change too. Bet on it.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: lylacat, 8/13/2013 10:54:46 AM     (No. 9471553)

I get very angry when I hear the Republicans should break off and have a Third Party. Do not be so naive and stupid; how do you think the clintons came to power; many of us were disappointed with the Republican party, and so we broke off and voted for Ross Perot. Walla, in waltzes the Clintons. Do not make that mistake; Republicans need to run a good candidate, and all stick together, or else we are doomed with the corruptions that we have, and we will just have to get used to it.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Cat Ballou, 8/13/2013 11:03:30 AM     (No. 9471574)

What is a good candidate? Someone hand picked by the Republican establishment........or as I like to refer to it as, Dem Lite......?? Or a candidate that is acceptable to the Tea Party & those that do not feel represented by Boehner & his ilk? Can´t have both, which good or bad will result in a 3rd party candidate.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Pros7767, 8/13/2013 11:03:39 AM     (No. 9471575)

Sorry #2. I´m all in for a third party. 90% of our legislators could care less what we think. The 10% that do get removed from key committees.

Let Cruz, Paul, Lee and those like them be the first to join the third party. Careful selection of candidates could lead to a revolutionizing change in Congress. In fact, a third party would energize those who no longer care to vote for the status quo and motivate them to go out to vote once again.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: bkt23, 8/13/2013 11:03:48 AM     (No. 9471576)

If the Republican party actually stood for anything - as in, if it had a charter anchoring it to core principles - then people could rally behind that.

As it is, people rally behind the party like they do their favorite football team. Whether that team is lousy or great makes no difference.

Many think the Republican party stands for what Reagan stood for. It doesn´t. Reagan was one Republican. Chris Christie is another Republican. They´re worlds apart, yet belong to the same party.

Partisan politics is inane. Consider the individual and his or her record and what he or she believes in.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: StormCnter, 8/13/2013 11:04:44 AM     (No. 9471577)

#2, you´re absolutely right, of course. I am sympathetic, though, to those who are feeling helpless to do anything about the current state of the country. I am always an optimist and even with Barack Obama´s constant and relentless destruction of everything we believe in, I have not given up. Righting our overturned country, however, will require us to work together and not split off into several with varying goals.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: StormCnter, 8/13/2013 11:06:09 AM     (No. 9471582)

several groups

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Reply 8 - Posted by: tisHimself, 8/13/2013 11:06:35 AM     (No. 9471583)

The liberal establishment has its hands on the levers of the party infrastructure, as they have had except for one brief shining moment when that upstart doofus Reagan had the audacity to usurp the wall street K street Ivy league beltway school tie and secret handshake Rockefeller Bush Romney wing of the GOP. We don´t need a new party, we just need to take out the trash, throw out the old couch and let Cruz, Palin, Ryan and Jindal pick out the new furniture, as it were.

The bitter clingers with their torches and pitchforks consistently demonstrate how to organize and win locally, and know better than the liberal establishment that the American Culture is worth fighting for. The best efforts should ( and are) being made to use social media to bypass the free shrimp and merlot liberal republicans and share voter lists, donor lists and simply offer resistance to the entrenched arrogance and stupidity that gave us the mess we have.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 8/13/2013 11:09:54 AM     (No. 9471590)

It is past time for a third party, or a ´political solution´. It is time to take Jefferson´s advise to heart.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: bamapreacher, 8/13/2013 11:10:45 AM     (No. 9471592)

A truly conservative party would destroy the Republican Party but it would take some years to fully implement. Meanwhile the Democ rats would continue to destroy the country. It´s really a matter of whether the republic can survive until the third party takes over. I think it´s worth the effort, but I´m afraid things are too far gone. And we need someone to actually start a third party who would get some recognition, perhaps Ted Cruz.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: norcalvet, 8/13/2013 11:13:03 AM     (No. 9471601)

While many are correct that we no longer are represented in Washington, to form a third party is to split the conservative vote. There would be no stopping the libs then. Neither conservative party would garner enough votes to elect anyone. Throwing out the lifers and electing good conservatives is the answer. Term limits. Not third parties.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: VAfreedomluver, 8/13/2013 11:20:31 AM     (No. 9471620)

I hate to sound alarmist, but this country will fall apart long before a third party is viable. I´ve never seen our country so close to the edge before.

The Obama gang has handed the Republicans a huge amount of ammunition--why won´t they use it?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: terrywhite, 8/13/2013 11:21:22 AM     (No. 9471624)

I totally disagree with those of you who say a third party is not the answer and that we should continue voting Republican. In my view, if everyone voted for the candidate that best represents their values, the third party candidate could win. If you vote for the Republican simply because he/she is the Republican, but that nominee doesn´t represent your views and values, then, what have you gained? You are part of the problem, not the solution. And, this has been demonstrated time and again. The Republican candidate is simply Democrat lite and so he loses. If there were a third party conservative candidate in a fair campaign and election, I believe there are enough right minded people left in America that he or she could win. Of course, I would prefer that the conservative be the Republican nominee, but since the Republican elites won´t permit that, third party is really the only option left.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: wtm, 8/13/2013 11:23:35 AM     (No. 9471628)

Although, I foresee that if Amnesty is passed, and 30+ million new voters come into this country, that a 3rd party of Hispanic voters will emerge. LaRaza is salivating over taking control of that power away from the Dems.

They will create a 3rd "Hispanic party", and run candidates for their power, and leave the Dems in the dust !!!

That may then be the time to split the Republican party, and start a conservative party.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: brownshoepogue, 8/13/2013 11:27:41 AM     (No. 9471640)

If the rino party does not want the gop to split, then they need to change and change fast. They can choose to return to principled conservatism or lose elections. RINOs and their supporters are no longer tolerated by many heretofore loyal republican voters.
Here is the offer (ultimatum): gop returns to conservatism and the party stays together against progressive leftists.
If not, the rino party followers lose.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: dman, 8/13/2013 11:33:11 AM     (No. 9471653)

Spot on, Mr. Ahlert. #2, #10, #11, and #12 regurgitate the standard Establishment response. I challenge them, however, to propose specific alternatives, other than blindly electing more Republicans (definition of insanity). We did that in 2000 and 2004. How has that turned out? The GOP is part of the problem, as it enables the status quo and stands in the way of true reform.

A third party is required to provide the focus and organization to advance Levin´s Liberty Amendments, the Fair Tax, and several other critical reforms. 501(c)4 organizations like the various Tea Parties can´t - or won´t - do it, as the current IRS targeting scandal highlights. Bite the bullet and form a proper political party to coalesce various conservative splinter groups and Reagan Democrats into an effective force. Forget the tax-exempt games and do it right.

There will be struggles in the short run, but eventually a concerted effort will prevail and relegate the GOP to third-party (or even Whig) status. The numbers are there along with the risk. Guaranteed victory? We weren´t guaranteed victory in the 1776 Revolution or in WWII, either. Sometimes, however, there is no alternative but to press ahead.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: KTWO, 8/13/2013 11:36:26 AM     (No. 9471660)

Good for the CFP. Again.

As to a third party? Meh! I think that just hands offices to the Democrats. But the alternative, the GOP, seems to offer no better prospects.

I think Dems can and will simply steal too many elections from here on. All pretense will be abandoned.

TP? GOP? Flip a coin while you still have one.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: justavoter, 8/13/2013 11:36:37 AM     (No. 9471663)

I agree with the Third Party. However, it should begin at the House level and garner enough Representatives in that arena first before we bite off the Presidency. Then work on the Senate. We only help the Democrats if we try the Presidency first.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: JediJerry, 8/13/2013 11:37:18 AM     (No. 9471665)

I voted for Ross for boss and got Clinton for 8 miserable years. I am disgusted with the GOP. Dole McCain and Romney are the reasons I have re registered as a Libertarian. I will not blindly vote for the party´s nominees. If they want my vote they Will have to earn it.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Ravenhaven, 8/13/2013 11:48:11 AM     (No. 9471684)

I´m down for it. Never thought I´d be saying this, though. But after the outrageous destruction of the last several years, and the craven response from our representatives, the time has come.

Where´s the outrage? asked Bob Dole. It´s finally here, with interest.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: lil dotty, 8/13/2013 11:52:30 AM     (No. 9471695)

Why vote for a Dem lite who never speaks for me? If the fat cats manage to cave on amnesty and weather and then give us nothing more than a lite, then this vote will go UN-cast. Period. No more no more no more. Finished with the pubs at that point. Only if there should be a third option/party, will a poll place be used. Hear that fat cats? You´re either with US or against US so let´s see your colors. Conservatives like Palin, Cruz, or fat cats like Jebby, Juan the mclame, lady lindsey or an out and out donkey like christie and rubio.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: StormCnter, 8/13/2013 12:22:43 PM     (No. 9471758)

Go for it, #16!! I´m assuming you´re going to be leading the effort? Time´s a´wasting, you know. It´s easy to point fingers at those with whom you disagree for not presenting "a plan" that you can embrace. Where´s yours and when will you be implementing it? If you don´t want to start a third party by stepping out, there are many, many already in existence you could join. I understand and sympathize with the frustration of those who insist on a third party, but either do something about it or give up the fantasy.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Rafter, 8/13/2013 12:30:40 PM     (No. 9471773)

It is far more likely, and far faster, to impeach O-Bomber and install Bidunce as prez,
than to succeed with a third party.

With a sufficient victory in 2014, we could manage to impeach and convict O-Bomber,
who is clearly a criminal and a fraud.

Bidunce as a POS POTUS would be far easier to beat in 2016 than Hill-err-ee-ass Herself.
Bidunce would block Hill and probably not want her liabilities in a veep pick.
If he did take her for veep, it would just be more motivation for Red Staters.

Impeachment or secession of portions of states would be more likely than a
third party scenario.

Encourage Northern Colorado to break away, and Eastern California to break away.
These regions would help alter the Electoral College picture longterm.

You cannot ask Cruz and others to throw away their personal chances to become POTUS
for the quixotic pursuit of a new party. Not gunna happen if they´re smart.

You could have avoided this by electing Romney, but he was not perfect for you.
Now you want to commit political suicide yet again, this time with a different weapon.

Just elect Ted Cruz president, and you have a Harvard educated Reagan in power.
Much faster than a losing third party effort.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: 49 Ford, 8/13/2013 12:37:16 PM     (No. 9471784)

Talk of a third party may be emotionally gratifying, but the reality of one would be a disaster. What kind of media coverage do some of you suppose a conservative third party would receive? And do you actually think its convention would be carried by the networks? Please get real.

Read up on the history of third parties. They don´t last and don´t work. Things would turn out no differently in this instance.

The dissatisfaction with recent presidential nominees is understandable, but remember that in every case we had to choose from among a group of announced candidates. If no trustworthy conservative with the resources or ability to run a strong national race enters the fray, that is not the fault of RINOs, RNCers or other establishment types.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Clinger, 8/13/2013 12:37:49 PM     (No. 9471785)

One might argue that we only have two branches of one party as it stands. Part of me wishes that the majority of alleged Republicans would formalize their membership in the Democrat party so Cruz, Lee, Paul and a few others can simply move on with things. Then again if some alleged democrats would formalize their standing with the CPUSA it would also help clarify things.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: dman, 8/13/2013 12:40:15 PM     (No. 9471789)

#22´s response to my "challenge" to be specific makes my point. There are no specific effective alternatives to a new party. Only the blame game. Trust me: if the opportunity is available I will be actively involved, as I was in 2010. However, those who wish to lead, must lead the way. We each have our calling.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: littleorby, 8/13/2013 12:41:39 PM     (No. 9471790)

I´m also a third party advocate, and predict one will start to GET wings before the end of the year.

As I wrote here a week or so ago, conservatives have nothing to lose by forming a third party. We have NO representation by either the republicans nor democrats, as things stand. I also opined there are many conservative leaning democrats whom would never become republicans (and why should they, I wrote, there´s not enough difference between the two parties), but will join a third party.

this ´working within the party´ crap which Limbaugh, and others have been preaching has not, and will not work. Look at the 2010 House elections, for example. What did the Tea Party gain? I submit NOTHING. Boehner is no better for the country than Nancy Polosi.

Ah! Sometimes a good rant is refreshing.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: master sergeant, 8/13/2013 12:41:57 PM     (No. 9471791)

I am tired of the Bush Family, Karl Rove, Dana Perino, John McCain, Linseed Graham, and the other worthless RNC establishment people. That includes Paul "We can do this" Ryan, John Boehner etc.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 8/13/2013 12:47:11 PM     (No. 9471802)

The Republicans choose Chris Christie the big bloated RINO, Hillary wins.
I won´t rise up from my recliner to vote Republican again because the scar tissue on my knees hinder my movement to vote for losers...again.
There´s only two things that will fix the current political climate, a third party or armed insurrection. It´s time to choose.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: absalom, 8/13/2013 1:47:17 PM     (No. 9471895)

A third Party is premature until we get a second party. At present we have a leftist duopoly claiming the progressive banner. Reality is the R´s were never a principled conservative party, as the British Tories were ages ago. Never. Excepting Coolidge, Goldwater and Reagan, the GOP has nominated a succession of feckless and inept buffoons since Taft in ´12 and the average voter has little further interest. Of course the usual suspects posting are jake w/this as long as their candidate has the proper schooling, genteel manners, knows the right people, good breeding and the rest of these shallow attributes. The GOP´s mission is to carry water for corporate interests; nothing more. The immigration fandango is mute testament to that. A decent burial long overdue.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: absalom, 8/13/2013 1:49:17 PM     (No. 9471907)

A third Party is premature until we get a second party. At present we have a leftist duopoly claiming the progressive banner. Reality is the R´s were never a principled conservative party, as the British Tories were ages ago. Never. Excepting Coolidge, Goldwater and Reagan, the GOP has nominated a succession of feckless and inept buffoons since Taft in ´12 and the average voter has little further interest. Of course the usual suspects posting are jake w/this as long as their candidate has the proper schooling, genteel manners, knows the right people, good breeding and the rest of these shallow attributes. The GOP´s mission is to carry water for corporate interests; nothing more. The immigration fandango is mute testament to that. A decent burial is long overdue.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Rakasha, 8/13/2013 2:01:55 PM     (No. 9471927)

Attitudes like the one expressed in #30 are part of the problem.

We, the people, are the ones who are supposed to have the actual political power. Abrogating that power to others because they have position, authority or money is why we find ourselves fighting this battle today. The idea that we have nothing to offer but hot air and the contempt for our audacity to believe that we have the right to declare and fight for our ´political´ wishes is exactly why so many of us believe that we need somewhere else to go.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 8/13/2013 3:27:06 PM     (No. 9472021)

#33, I believe you misunderstood #30. That poster is not saying anyone doesn´t have the right to go third party, but is just pointing out that it is very difficult and that no one with the means to do so has volunteered to lead. So, the wishing and hoping and dreaming is probably fun, but not very productive.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: SheikYerBooty, 8/13/2013 3:48:17 PM     (No. 9472035)

Will one of the can´t connect the dots RINO sycophants here explain why we should support Karl Rove, McCain, Boehner, McConnell and the rest of the effete RINO elites?

And please, stop padding your comments with likes. You´re not fooling anyone.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Lalo, 8/13/2013 4:10:43 PM     (No. 9472083)

It´s just simple math, and relativity.

If we go third-party again, as in Ross Perot in 1992, the Republican will obviously have no chance to win, ergo, the Democrats will win hands down - no contest.

Either you want to shoot the moon, and take us down faster so we will eventually hit such a miserable bottom that people will theoretically see the light - something certain posters here still profess from time to time; or, like most rational people, you would prefer to avoid the worst of the worst (Democratic win) - in which case we at least have a chance to make things better, and in the meantime, at least slow down the slide to oblivion for future generations.

Not that Einstein will cut any ice with some people - but it´s all relative in this situation, and anyone who says Romney, or most any other alleged Rino, would have been as bad as Obama is not being honest with themselves, or with us.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 8/13/2013 4:18:01 PM     (No. 9472094)

"Karl Rove, McCain, Boehner, McConnell and the rest of the effete RINO elites"

I haven´t seen anyone on this thread telling anyone else for whom to vote. As for your list, Karl Rove isn´t in an elected office, Boehner can only be voted for or against by people in his district, MConnell´s future will be decided by his constituents. Now, what others are you being encouraged to support against your will? It´s easier on the digestive system if you talk about what you want to see rather than what you´re angry about.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: goodguyrick, 8/13/2013 5:11:06 PM     (No. 9472192)

The Whigs said the same thing... a third party would be useless....

Well, where are the Whigs today? That´s right... they are no longer around because they didn´t heed the warnings coming from their ranks and were more concerned with their party agenda than what was right or wrong or the beliefs of their party voters......

Sound familiar?

As it once was said, I didn´t leave the Republican Party, the Republican Party left me.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: yorkiemom, 8/13/2013 5:48:39 PM     (No. 9472262)

The Democrats and media are salivating at the idea of a third party. It would make their job so much easier. They wouldn´t have to cheat quite as hard getting those votes.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Dragonslayer2, 8/14/2013 3:01:51 PM     (No. 9473917)

The third party idea is idiotic. When has a third prty ever won a presidential election? Who is willing to wait that long?

You should go to the polls and vote for the the major party which most nearly represents your views. If you don´t, the other party will win.

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Posted By: SpeedMaster- 3/26/2014 7:35:28 AM     Post Reply
The ultimate party litmus test: given a veto-proof legislature, will Republicans finally start to reduce the scope and size of government? It looks like the answer is no. In 2013, North Carolina was just one of 25 states where Republican governors were given historic opportunity to govern alongside Republican-controlled legislatures. Despite conservative voters’ best hopes, any sensible mandate to restore individual and economic freedom flew out the window when the FY 2013-14 budget was approved, reauthorizing the formerly Democratic state’s blueprint budget with a tragic 2.0-percent increase in general fund appropriations.

The False Myth of the 80% Conservative
Canada Free Press, by Jonathon Moseley    Original Article
Posted By: SpeedMaster- 3/23/2014 11:17:45 AM     Post Reply
The danger is this: In the USA’s upcoming 2014 elections, Republican elites assume that everyone all now agrees that conservatives ‘must’ support non-conservative candidates to win more elections. The GOP is operating on the belief that everyone is on board, simply because insiders have officially decreed it to be so. However, the grassroots in the USA remains unconvinced. Worse, the Republican establishment has no plan for truly healing the actual wounds. Elites want to avoid change more fervently than they do want to win elections. Elites violated trust by advancing liberal policies in the U.S. Congress, but they won’t apologize or

Tim Scott: Trey Gowdy for the
Supreme Court
National Review Online, by Betsy Woodruff    Original Article
Posted By: SpeedMaster- 3/6/2014 5:54:26 PM     Post Reply
Trey Gowdy is a busy guy, and an up-and-coming senator says he should be on the Supreme Court. ? Over the past year or so, Gowdy, a South Carolina Republican congressman, has drawn substantial national attention, winning adulation from Tea Party activists who like his tough questioning in committee hearings. His growing prominence and indisputably Southern demeanor have made him one of the standouts from the 2010 House class. He’s in good company. Gowdy entered the House in the 2010 Tea Party wave along with three other freshman South Carolina Republicans: Tim Scott, Jeff Duncan, and Mick Mulvaney. The four were nicknamed

Putin Endangering Russia´s Oil Supply
By Flexing Muscles In Ukraine
Breitbart Big Peace, by Sen. Rand Paul    Original Article
Posted By: SpeedMaster- 3/6/2014 8:31:53 AM     Post Reply
Russia´s Putin has invaded his neighbor’s sovereign territory. He must and will face serious repercussions for doing so, and the international community must make the price severe. Unless we are willing to go to war for Ukraine—and I believe that would be unwise—Russia without question has the military might and geographic advantage to control the Crimea and the Russian dominated areas of Ukraine. But at what cost? Russia´s stock market is dropping precipitously and their economy is quite dependent on exports that depend on a stable Ukraine.

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Kim Novak responds to post-
Oscars ridicule: ‘I was bullied.’

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Washington Post, by Soroya Nadia McDonald    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/18/2014 5:02:40 AM     Post Reply
After presenting at the Academy Awards this year, Kim Novak didn’t want to leave her house. The Hitchcock screen siren, 81, was too humiliated to venture from her home near the Rogue River in Oregon. She read the cruel posts and Internet snark about her appearance, and it was just too much. “It got to me like it gets kids and teenagers,” she told the Associated Press. The “Vertigo” actress, considered one of the great beauties in her day, posted a note on her Facebook wall Thursday, acknowledging that she’d gotten fat injections in her face and addressing her halted

Analysis: Obama Celebrates
Eight Million ´Enrollments,´
Again Declares Debate ´Over´

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Townhall, by Guy Benson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/17/2014 8:56:28 PM     Post Reply
President Obama addressed the White House press corps today, announcing that with the final numbers in, Obamacare´s exchanges have attracted eight million sign-ups -- 35 percent of whom are "under the age of 35," he said. Several elements of his comments were misleading: (1) At first blush, the 35 percent stat is both significant and impressive. As recently as last month, the share of "young invincibles" signing up for plans was struggling in the 25 percent range, far short of the actuarial target of nearly 40 percent. A leap into the mid-30´s, while still shy of the goal, would constitute a major step, and would bode well for the risk pools'

Michelle Obama Riverdances
Through Dublin to the Tune
of $7,921,638

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Breitbart Big Peace, by Tom Fitton    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/17/2014 6:45:16 AM     Post Reply
When it comes to tracking the cost of Obama family vacations, there are two primary challenges. First, the Obamas are prolific jet-setters, so there are many details to track. Second, the Obama administration, clearly embarrassed by these lavish and frequent family vacations, stonewalls the release of records at every turn. But we have been relentless in pursuit of this information. Our attorneys file the lawsuits and make our case, and our investigators pour through pages of records and crunch the numbers. And the information we’ve uncovered – information that would otherwise remain under lock and key – shows that the

The Folly Of The Bundy Ranch Rebellion
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The Federalist, by Grace Olmstead    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 4:21:46 AM     Post Reply
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
Robert E. Lee´s ´Racist and Dishonorable Conduct´

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Breitbart´s Big Government, by AWR Hawkins    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/18/2014 12:35:28 PM     Post Reply
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

Pelosi assists in Holy Week
foot-washing ritual

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San Francisco Chronicle, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Harlowe- 4/18/2014 11:46:54 AM     Post Reply
To "honor the dignity and work of immigrants," Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi helps Bishop Marc Andrus wash the feet of two children Thursday at Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in San Francisco. Pelosi also used the occasion to talk about passing HR15 - bipartisan immigration legislation that her office says would "reduce the deficit by nearly $1 trillion, secure our borders, unite our families, protect our workers and provide an earned pathway to citizenship." The Democratic leader´s ceremony coincides with Pope Francis´ similar ceremony in Rome to mark Holy Week.

Deadbeat on the Range
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New York Times, by Timothy Eagan    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 3:52:52 PM     Post Reply
Imagine a vendor on the National Mall, selling burgers and dogs, who hasn’t paid his rent in 20 years. He refuses to recognize his landlord, the National Park Service, as a legitimate authority. Every court has ruled against him, and fines have piled up. What’s more, the effluents from his food cart are having a detrimental effect on the spring grass in the capital. Would an armed posse come to his defense, aiming their guns at the park police? Would the lawbreaker get prime airtime on Fox News, breathless updates in the Drudge Report, a sympathetic ear from Tea Party Republicans?

Illinois Dems to offer $100 million in
taxpayer money to lure Obama library site

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Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 4/18/2014 9:15:50 AM     Post Reply
First, the good news: We are close enough to the end of the Obama presidency for his crowd to talk about a presidential library. Now, the bad news: Obama´s retirement is still 1,008 days distant. Plenty of time though to round up the dough to build it somewhere. Figure they need Solyndra-style money, at least $500 million. The last two presidents – Bill Clinton and George W. Bush -- built their legacy edifices totally with private money. [Snip] However, Obama supporters have a different take. They think taxpayers should put up $100 million in public money for Obama´s library.

Every Media Outlet: Hillary
Grandkid the Most Consequential
Baby Since Jesus

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Mediaite, by Tina Nguyen    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/18/2014 10:34:40 AM     Post Reply
Less than 16 hours after Chelsea Clinton announced she was pregnant, a lot of major news outlets started staring into the crystal ball of Chelsea’s womb, wondering what this currently floating zygotic multicellular being meant for the prospects of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign, which is also a floating, zygotic, multicellular being. Their answer: The immaculately conceived Clinton child could mean everything. And no, it’s not just the fact that having a grandchild could be personally fulfilling to Hillary and Bill (mazel tov, by the way), or that a cute baby would be a sweet cherry on top of Hillary’s already

Glen Campbell has been
moved into a facility

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People Magazine, by Gilliam Telling    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 4/17/2014 6:58:48 PM     Post Reply
Glen Campbell has been suffering from Alzheimer´s for over three years, but the Grammy-winning singer, 78, has recently moved into a facility, PEOPLE has confirmed. "He was moved to an Alzhemier´s facility last week," says a family friend. "I´m not sure what the permanent plan is for him yet. We´ll know more next week." The "Rhinestone Cowboy" crooner first opened up about having Alzheimer´s to PEOPLE in an exclusive 2011 interview. Campbell and his fourth wife, Kim Woolen, decided to go public with the news because Campbell hoped to embark on a final farewell live tour. The couple wanted his

Even Hillary Clinton Isn’t Sure What
We Should Like About Hillary Clinton

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PJ Media, by Stephen Kruiser    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/18/2014 4:33:53 AM     Post Reply
The first step is admitting… It was a simple question to someone accustomed to much tougher ones: What was her proudest achievement as secretary of state? But for a moment, Hillary Rodham Clinton, appearing recently before a friendly audience at a women’s forum in Manhattan, seemed flustered.(Snip)So…no definitive successes and some clear-cut failures. And that’s the generous New York Times assessment. The Democrat fantasy story about Mrs. Clinton paints her as strong and accomplished on her own. In reality, this is a woman who is professionally defined almost entirely by two men in her life, both of whom happen to have

Those ‘rogue’ agents
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New York Post, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/18/2014 4:37:07 AM     Post Reply
Remember when Lois Lerner, in answering a planted question at an American Bar Association conference, admitted the IRS had targeted conservative groups but tried to pass it off as the work of rogue agents — “our line people in Cincinnati”? Today we know there were indeed federal agents involved. But they weren’t rogue, and they weren’t confined to IRS workers in Cincinnati. Thanks to a Freedom of Information request by Judicial Watch, we now have an e-mail Lerner sent to colleagues noting the Department of Justice was looking into criminal prosecutions of these tax-exempt groups. We know something else, too. These investigations

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