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Time for full-disclosure
from the right

Washington Post, by Jennifer Rubin

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Posted By:StormCnter, 8/25/2013 5:51:27 AM

The far right has gotten into a dangerous habit (well, many habits but we’ll focus on one for now). Those who claim to be guardians of conservative purity assume what they advocate is popular. Therefore, the explanations for failing to get what they want must be betrayal or cowardice by their party, lies by the media, or inarticulateness. They imagine if they speak in shrill tones and hammer the same message over and over again they will prevail — provided of course they are not betrayed, undermined and hobbled by their own elected leaders and the devious vast left-wing conspiracy.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 8/25/2013 6:18:43 AM     (No. 9489944)

At the end of this article there is a link to her other artricle The Myth of the Nanny State. Click on it and read it before you decide she is a phony conservative. I agree with the Nanny State article but find myself up in the air about the other. I hope she is not right, but fear that she is.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Japanorama, 8/25/2013 6:24:44 AM     (No. 9489946)

The Post uses "the right" whenever possible, but I rarely see "the left" mentioned.
I wonder why.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: smcchk, 8/25/2013 6:28:50 AM     (No. 9489950)

Ms. Rubin is entirely correct. The blinders that the far right wears led to the primary loss of two great candidates and the nomination of a weak one, Sharon Angle, to run against Harry Reid. One small example of the far right´s inflexibility leading to a crash and burn. A government shutdown now would wipe out all of our chances of gain in ´14 and even ´16.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: tisHimself, 8/25/2013 6:32:35 AM     (No. 9489956)

This morning we find an article showing collaboration between financial supporters of the enshrined, severely conservative etch a sketch darling of the status quo Rove luving losers guild. And now, predictably, is posted a sneering, condescending beltway spin regarding those political unsophisticates who actually want to present an opposition to what is happening on a daily basis from this regime. They just don´t understand the brilliance offered on a daily basis by the enlightened liberal republicans ( all six of them).

It’s only when go along to get along Bush/Rove/Rockfeller/Romney republicans are honest with themselves and their colleagues that they can assess the plausibility and wisdom of their proposals and devise a strategy for obtaining the desired result. Otherwise it’s a dishonest charade and political suicide. ( the last paragraph, more or less).

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Reply 5 - Posted by: bearcat, 8/25/2013 6:54:14 AM     (No. 9489967)

#4 is right, and #5 is why I have no hope.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: philsner, 8/25/2013 7:46:02 AM     (No. 9490001)

Yes, our only hope is to be liberal lite.

And remember, the WaPo wants us to succeed!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 8/25/2013 7:55:43 AM     (No. 9490012)

The right insists a shutdown of the government is the way to go, concocts a misleading poll to show that it is so, and then declares that the two parties are standing in the way of what they and the “people” want. ~ Jennifer Rubin

Sen. Mike Lee is rejecting the argument that Republicans intend to shut down the federal government over efforts to defund Obamacare. The Utah Republican told a town hall meeting on Thursday night that talk of such a shutdown is a “false narrative based on an absolute lie,” Politico reported. “I need you to help communicate a message, a message to defeat a false narrative based on an absolute lie that has been perpetuated by the political ruling class elite in Washington, D.C., that’s been dutifully reported by an all-too-willing-to-comply media, and that lie that the effort to avoid funding Obamacare is an effort to shut down the government … It’s a darned lie and I reject it,” he said. ~ http://www.lucianne.com/thread/?artnum=749246

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Reply 8 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 8/25/2013 7:58:48 AM     (No. 9490018)

I consider myself a member of the political right, but I´ll be dadgum if I will ever NOT vote because I don´t like a particular Repub. candidate´s position on certain issues. The alternative is so much worse, as we can now all attest.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: kahunavol, 8/25/2013 8:07:22 AM     (No. 9490041)

When did it become my civic duty to vote for the candidate who despises me least?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Bad Dog, 8/25/2013 8:25:04 AM     (No. 9490072)

Ms. Rubin fails to identify any ´´conservative´´ who is advocating government shutdown. That´s because there aren´t any. Oh sure, some have pointed out that such a ´shutdown´´ would not result in the instant disintegration of the planet, and in fact has been done many times in the past with absolutely no long-lasting disastrous consequences. But the conservatives are not the ones who could do that, even if they did try.

Our House of Reps hasthe constitutional power of the purse.... they have the contractual obligation to control what gets spent with our forced-voluntary tax money.

The descent of the Republican Party can be traced back in history directly to Karl Rove.

Progressive statists, whether left or right, all want the same end result.... hive mentality for us, queen bee power and control status for themselves.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: franq, 8/25/2013 8:32:20 AM     (No. 9490085)

Rich people (especially lawyers), by and large, do not understand or represent me. There are exceptions (S. Truett Cathy comes to mind), but for the most part love of money has bred many bad passions.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Coy860, 8/25/2013 8:39:32 AM     (No. 9490099)

Knock off the labels. "Far Right" is where Republicans of yesteryear resided.
As democrats moved all the way left to socialism and communism, the Right (in the silly effort to be "moderate") moved leftward too. This is the Rove bunch. They want us to believe this is the new normal.
Was Reagan "far right"? He got a good % of democrats to vote for him.
It appears a lot of people here have a listening problem. Sen. Lee and other Republicans have stated that they will fund everything BUT funds for Obamacare.
P.S. It is Sunday, our gov´t. has been shut down since friday..oh the pain !!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: enuf8, 8/25/2013 8:39:33 AM     (No. 9490100)

# 4 - no one is pushing for a gov´t shutdown--not providing funding for obamacare but for ALL other gov´t liabilities (not descretionary spending) is the mantra.
Rubin´s been hanging onto the DC establishment/elites for all her info. It´s her opinion, not facts, that she is pushing--for whom, Boehner, Ryan, Cantor, McCain, Graham???????
Rubin´s snarky articles about Sen. Cruz, Gov. Palin, Sen. Paul and Lee speak loudly about her convictions--and they are not Conservative!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Kerryman, 8/25/2013 8:47:06 AM     (No. 9490106)

To read JR, is to laugh! I thought the President could put up some serious "Straw Men" but she´s giving him a serious run. In this case, it´s blaming the Republicans for funding the entire government but not Obamacare and thus shutting it down. Jennifer Baby, Congress decides how money is spent. They are refusing to spend it on Obamacare. The President can either accept it or refuse and thus shut the Government that the Republicans have fully funded down only over the unpopular Obamacare.

The more you decentralize power through Federalism, the less relevant you make thee WaPo and JR. Thus, the woman doth protest too much.

Semper Fi

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Reply 15 - Posted by: hoosiergirl71, 8/25/2013 8:53:15 AM     (No. 9490123)

All political entities are pushing opinion and rumor to sway the uncommitted to their way of thinking. But the conservative, less government, more truth, less invasion of privacy people in America will not be labeled by anyone. We are for everyone getting fair treatment. If shutting down the government is necessary to rid us of this horrendous health bill, it is well worth it.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: StormCnter, 8/25/2013 8:53:27 AM     (No. 9490124)

#4, is it just slightly possible that anyone (including Rubin) can have a policy disagreement with any of those you mentioned and still be a conservative? It´s not only possible, it´s a fact. We should refuse to accept the proposition that all who consider themselves to be conservatives must embrace or reject exactly the same politicians for exactly the same reasons as any other conservative. We are not clones or stamped out, cookie-cut, assembly line lock-steppers, so should take pride in developing independent opinions.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: StormCnter, 8/25/2013 8:54:21 AM     (No. 9490126)

Sorry, that was meant for #15. #4, my mistake.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: mws50, 8/25/2013 8:56:47 AM     (No. 9490131)

The ONLY people pushing a government shut-down are democrats, and they will not do it. The House should fund everything except obamacare and force the Senate to accept that funding or shut down the government. The democrats will NOT shut it down, they will cave.

Unfortunately, we only have a few republicans that can see exactly what will happen.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: nonsense, 8/25/2013 8:58:34 AM     (No. 9490136)

So disgusted that once again the Left is telling the Right what it should think. The government shut-down was effective, it resulted in Welfare reform. Once again the Left and the cowardly media is clouding the truth with the propaganda spin.

We are not talking about "politics as usual" in 2013, we are talking about the attempt to survive the Demonrats plan to collapse the economy.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 8/25/2013 9:05:51 AM     (No. 9490150)

The Dems in the Senate will not cave, #20, because they have absolutely no incentive to do so and every reason to help the Republicans over the shutdown cliff.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Angry Dumbo, 8/25/2013 9:09:05 AM     (No. 9490156)

Running without your base is not exactly a recipe for success, Ms. Rubin.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Coy860, 8/25/2013 9:19:22 AM     (No. 9490167)

All Republicans in Congress should have the same message: democrats passed Obamacare without a single Republican vote. We will fund every aspect of gov´t. except Obamacare. Tell the democrats, you passed it now you figure out a way to fund it.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: ColoWapiti, 8/25/2013 9:30:37 AM     (No. 9490180)

I am really tired of the narrative that I have to vote the way Team GOP leaders want so that Team Dem (Team Socialist) does not win. Baloney. I am part of Team America. Call me all the names you want, but I will no longer vote for leftist lite candidates.

As conservatives, we have to stop using the term RINO, and face the reality that they are real Republicans as the party exists today, and that the party has left us.

Either the GOP offers a candidate that exhibits BEHAVIOR I agree with, or I don´t vote for them. I do not care if Team GOP beats Team Dem, or vice versa, if Team America loses either way. The "vote GOP so Dems don´t win" argument no longer works for me.

Team GOP can look elsewhere for a cheerleader. I quit.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: EnsignO, 8/25/2013 9:41:23 AM     (No. 9490196)

#25´s idea is a good one, except telling Democrats to find a way to fund Obamacare. No, no, no - Obamacare should be put to death, simply because that is what is planned by this regime for many of us.

The poor who can´t afford health insurance can always be cared for in creative ways, but killing the world´s best healthcare system will result in regressive care. If you are 60 or 70, you should understand that the regime doesn´t want you around.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: SaguaroJack, 8/25/2013 10:16:46 AM     (No. 9490254)

Jennifer Rubin is no conservative. She is "on the Right" in the same way JMac is "on the Right" - which is to say: LIAR.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Pinchem, 8/25/2013 10:41:38 AM     (No. 9490295)

#11 and 26...I just wonder if many people like you, who would stay home and not vote, are truly proud of electing a person like Obama? Yes a lack of a vote allows majority votes to count. If you folks are expecting a candidate to bow down and kiss your behind 100% before you vote then God help this country. It is why a man like Obama got elected.

I would rather have a mediocre President who is faithful to the Constitution than have an incompetent Anti-American Muslim President. What about you?

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Reply 27 - Posted by: kanphil, 8/25/2013 11:09:07 AM     (No. 9490357)

..and Rubin is the CONSERVATIVE writer for the WaPo!! Good grief!

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Trust No One, 8/25/2013 11:21:22 AM     (No. 9490383)

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Trust No One, 8/25/2013 11:25:26 AM     (No. 9490393)

I´m with #26.

No more for me either. My vote for McCain was the tipping point.

I despise that "war hero" - my azz, he´s a feaking traitor.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: absalom, 8/25/2013 1:33:22 PM     (No. 9490584)

Doofus Rubin running off at the mouth again.
What a surprise? Anyone notice whenever an establishment R lefty scribbles something, the same gaggle of posters rally round nodding approvingly w/high fives? Anyway Rubin is an R shill who understands nothing of either principled conservatism or libertarianism. These are attitudes and convictions about natural law, family unit, precedent and tradition, hierarchy, order; among other values and virtues; which has nothing to do w/republicanism. Edmund Burke was a conservative; Willard Romney is a republican. Doubt any of his water carriers know the difference.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: kahunavol, 8/25/2013 2:08:48 PM     (No. 9490625)

#29 - save your self-righteousness for someone else. As I have posted here many times before, I have voted for the R in every election since I became eligible to vote in 1980. Obama wasn´t elected because of me. That is not, however, a promise to continue to vote for the R as I have gotten incredibly tired of the sanctimonious ones who revile me and blame me at the same time.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: absalom, 8/25/2013 4:24:34 PM     (No. 9490757)

Hey #29, the core reason Obama got elected was because of the buffoonish and feckless eight year presidency of George Bush, who deflated and enraged the voters w/his incompetence. The stay at home cliché is an ignorant slander as is the voter fraud canard both advanced by Romney´s water carriers in order to deflect attention from their colossally inept candidate. Suggest a dose of reality.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: god of irony, 8/25/2013 5:31:40 PM     (No. 9490817)

Conservatism in man´s natural state. Anything to the left of that is poison. If we are not willing to fight for our beliefs at what point do we start fighting?

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Bohallx, 8/25/2013 6:07:34 PM     (No. 9490880)

Delaware is the most reliably Democrat voting state in the nation ~

There were no viable Republican candidates for Senator. Anyone who thinks so has blinders on.

BTW, next time you folks who think a Republican could have won the open Delaware senate seat see Karl Rove tell him there just aren´t enough of his kind and his gay buddies to swing that vote ~ even if all of them moved there. Just does not compute.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: MissMolly, 8/25/2013 6:07:36 PM     (No. 9490881)

So, fine, #28/29. You´re angry and you´re not going to take it anymore. I can tell you´re prepared to do something other than staying home. But, what? Blustering and blubbering and namecalling at anyone who doesn´t agree is really productive, isn´t it? So, enjoy it when the Dems win again because you wrote in a candidate or voted one of those obscure alternative parties or, maybe, you will be mightily pleased when the Dem wins instead of the (to you) less than perfect GOP candidate.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: MissMolly, 8/25/2013 6:08:12 PM     (No. 9490885)

Whoops! 34/35

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Bohallx, 8/25/2013 6:10:08 PM     (No. 9490888)

#10 ~ no, the last time the ´shut down the gub´mnt´ trick was used it resulted in WELFARE REFORM.

Besides it took place over a weekend where nobody noticed, and Bill Clinton was even more popular than Obama ~ but HE CAVED as will Goober Mugabe ~ they all cave. Democrats can´t take not having the money to spend for any time at all.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: kahunavol, 8/25/2013 7:10:48 PM     (No. 9490966)

It´s not name-calling to respond when someone falsely accuses you of something. But thanks for offering your two cents worth #38.

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Michelle Obama:
´splurging is the key to life´

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Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/21/2014 9:31:25 PM     Post Reply
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
‘Racist, Misogynist, Money-Grubbing’ GOP Wins

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National Review Online, by Andrew Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/22/2014 4:42:50 PM     Post Reply
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
Slow-Witted is John Boehner?

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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
US hadn´t ´switched sides in the War on Terror´
and allowed $500 MILLION of weapons to reach
al-Qaeda militants, reveals damning report

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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/22/2014 7:02:40 PM     Post Reply
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
polar caps melted? Map reveals
what our planet would look like
if sea levels rose by 260ft

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Daily Mail (UK), by Ellie Zolfagharifard    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/21/2014 5:20:21 PM     Post Reply
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,
Not of Men and Women´

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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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