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David Brooks warns of ‘the
rise of Ted Cruz-ism,’ takeover
of Republican Party [Video]

Daily Caller (Washington DC), by Jeff Poor

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Posted By:JoniTx, 9/15/2013 10:57:03 AM

On PBS’s “NewsHour” on Friday night, New York Times columnist David Brooks warned that Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz and similar legislators’ rise to prominence threatens the traditional Republican Party. (Snip) “What’s going on in the House, and a bit in the Senate, too, is what you might call the rise of Ted Cruz-ism,” Brooks said. “And Ted Cruz, the senator from Canada through Texas, is basically not a legislator in the normal sense, doesn’t have an idea that he’s going to Congress to create coalitions, make alliances, and he is going to pass a lot of legislation. He’s going in

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: DaddyO, 9/15/2013 11:00:25 AM     (No. 9521707)

"I was looking at his pant leg and his perfectly creased pant,” Brooks says, “and I’m thinking, a) he’s going to be president and b) he’ll be a very good president.”

David Brooks

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 9/15/2013 11:03:52 AM     (No. 9521714)

Move over, skinny dog, ´cause the big dog´s movin´ in.

If they are scared, they should be.

We have one last chance to save the republic and Cruz is just the man to do it.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 9/15/2013 11:04:35 AM     (No. 9521715)

However, the Marxist-Progressive takeover of the Democrat party is just the coolest thing ever!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Bohallx, 9/15/2013 11:08:42 AM     (No. 9521721)

Actually it´s been many, many years since the RINOs or the Democrats in the House and Senate have been willing to make a coalition with normal people, so it´s time to pull their plug and get ´em out of there.

If Cruz can do the job, so be it.



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Reply 5 - Posted by: Coy860, 9/15/2013 11:10:13 AM     (No. 9521723)

WHAT traditional Republican party?
The one taken over by elite democrat lites?
The ones who have been there so long that they forgot who put them there?
The ones who once HAD a desire to live up to their oath yet didn´t? THOSE Republicans?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Pros7767, 9/15/2013 11:10:40 AM     (No. 9521725)

Brooks is lamenting that Cruz and crew are challenging the "Go along to get along" mentality in Congress. What he doesn´t realize is they are doing the "people´s" work.

The Republican Establishment has very good reason to be concerned. They have been exposed for the frauds that they are and America is not happy.

McConnell may be the next big Whig to fall and that would be the "shot heard around the world." It would be a clear and concise statement that Americans are back and there will be a reckoning.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: planetgeo, 9/15/2013 11:13:08 AM     (No. 9521727)

Well, we´ve seen what David Brooks-ism (see also McCain-ism and Boehner-ism) has done to the Republican Party and we´d like to try an alternative.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: texaspast, 9/15/2013 11:19:21 AM     (No. 9521731)

Ted Cruz is doing what we who elected him SENT HIM TO WASHINGTON TO DO! To represent the people who elected him! I know, it is a novel concept in Washington. He was not sent there by Texas to GET ALONG! GET OVER IT, BROOKS!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 9/15/2013 11:21:52 AM     (No. 9521735)

David Brooks hasn´t got a clue.
Personally, I would like to see a huge case of Ted Cruz-ism hit Congress like a lightening bolt.

The left´s meme of ´Canada through Texas´ is going to be a tricky one to knock down. I have noticed that even some Ldot commenters are believing that nonsense. I hope Cruz has a plan for that. It is something that needs to be slapped down for once and for all.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Not your typical New Yorker, 9/15/2013 11:23:25 AM     (No. 9521739)

“And Ted Cruz, the senator from Canada through Texas...."

What a cheap liberal puke shot from Brooks.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: snapper451, 9/15/2013 11:28:19 AM     (No. 9521747)

Obama said he was elected to stop the wars. Ted Cruz would be elected to uphold the constitution. Which one do you think is closer to the real job description of the President? Ted Cruz is our last best hope. I am behind him all the way.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 9/15/2013 11:31:43 AM     (No. 9521751)

Excellent parry and thrust there, #1 !

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Reply 13 - Posted by: woofwoofwoof, 9/15/2013 11:38:12 AM     (No. 9521754)

Brooks just shows that his RINO branch of the "traditional" Republicans, is utterly out of touch with events over the last twenty years. What antique world is your head living in, DB?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: dman, 9/15/2013 11:40:22 AM     (No. 9521755)

Darn those pesky Tea Partiers and their representatives in Congress!! They cannot be "permitted" to be the voice of the GOP. /s

Y´all know what I´d like to see happen here.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: rock n robin, 9/15/2013 11:42:34 AM     (No. 9521758)


FTA. . . “Two things that are interesting that are happening, especially being talked about this week,” Brooks said. “One, leadership in both bodies, the leadership’s inability to force any discipline. That’s partly because a lot of these people just are not interested in the committee assignments, the normal leverage the leadership has, in part because the earmarks are gone, some of the spending favors.”

Sorry David, that´s right. Cruz, et. al. are not interested in joining the republican-democrat DC corruption mob. I guess we know you where you stand. While you mourn the rest of us will be celebrating. I dare say the celebratory obituary we write will supersede that written by the the abused kids/adults in Reno.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: AltaD, 9/15/2013 11:45:43 AM     (No. 9521763)

Brooks seems to be of the opinion that Senator Ted Cruz doesn´t know his place and he´s a bit too uppity.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Ben Around, 9/15/2013 11:47:41 AM     (No. 9521767)

"The difference between Democrats and Republicans is: the Democrats have accepted the ideas of socialism cheerfully, while Republicans have accepted them reluctantly." - Norman Mattoon Thomas

Cruz and the T Party are trying to change that.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: wsdiego, 9/15/2013 11:50:26 AM     (No. 9521771)

The pendulum swings to the degree opposite! The further left it swings, the momentum to the right is greater!

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Reply 19 - Posted by: belwhatter, 9/15/2013 11:53:36 AM     (No. 9521777)

Ted Cruz would be the first chance since Reagan for me to vote FOR a republican, rather than against the democrat. Go Ted, please run Ted. the two parties have corrupted themselves into stupidity.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 9/15/2013 11:55:10 AM     (No. 9521781)

FTA: Brooks hypothesized the reason the leadership in the House and Senate is unable to control the so-called Ted Cruz-ism movement is that members of it have become uninterested in any of the perks that the leadership has to offer.

translation: what good are politicians if they can´t be bought or bribed???

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Reply 21 - Posted by: stablemoney, 9/15/2013 11:55:24 AM     (No. 9521782)

We are going to send you a Congress full of Ted Cruz´s. Brooks, you should look for another country to live.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: curious1, 9/15/2013 11:56:23 AM     (No. 9521784)

If he´s running, I would hope he brings in someone like Allen West as VP, so there is military experience on the ticket. Unless Cruz served and I missed it.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: mws50, 9/15/2013 12:09:27 PM     (No. 9521798)

Would someone tell that Brooks moron that Senator Cruz has been in Texas since he was 3 years old. That makes him a Texan, not a Canadian.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Fiesta del sol, 9/15/2013 12:18:25 PM     (No. 9521807)

And Brooks would be the first one to slap you in the face with a glove if you told him you thought President Mom Jeans was born in Kenya.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: enuf8, 9/15/2013 12:21:14 PM     (No. 9521810)

Cruz - Super intelligence combined with the understanding of the Constitution AND one who uses common sense to approach a subject---a combination that cannot be beat.

Why does Brooks´ think anyone would heed a warning coming from someone who is easily impressed with a crease in the britches of ´the won´

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Reply 26 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 9/15/2013 12:24:16 PM     (No. 9521812)

If the erstaz conservative Brooks doesn´t like it, he can always leave and form a Teddy Roosevelt socialist pity party of his own.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: StuartL, 9/15/2013 12:25:34 PM     (No. 9521814)

#1, #12 -- Brooks (God rot his guts) probably does think the Usurper is a very good president -- perfect creases and all.

Some people are simply beyond all reason or redemption.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: daphne, 9/15/2013 12:28:43 PM     (No. 9521817)

Brooksie´s a Republican???

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Reply 29 - Posted by: god of irony, 9/15/2013 12:32:43 PM     (No. 9521820)

Gee, who to side with? Cruz, an Ivy League educated conservative bulwark or Brooks the liberal gadfly.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: RedWhiteBlue, 9/15/2013 12:35:26 PM     (No. 9521822)

And the "democrat" party should be concerned about the socialists and commies taking over THEIR party....unless that´s what they are striving for! !!!!!!!!!!!

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Reply 31 - Posted by: kiwikit, 9/15/2013 12:44:22 PM     (No. 9521835)

If Brooks is against him, I´m for Cruz. What a weenie this guy from Swarthmore is!

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Reply 32 - Posted by: artman1746, 9/15/2013 12:46:17 PM     (No. 9521838)

Because the rise of modern liberalism has been such a great thing for us. Right?

The greatest fear for a closet liberal like Brooks is the rise of those who believe we should actually honor the Constitution all our elected politicians promise to defend in their oath of office. Such a novel idea, don´t ya know?

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Freeloader, 9/15/2013 12:49:24 PM     (No. 9521840)

Why, in the name of Abraham Lincoln, would any "reasonably prudent" Republican pay attention to the babblings of a New York Times columnist/PBS "superstar" "famous" for the following observation?:

"I remember distinctly an image of-we were sitting on his couches, and I was looking at his pant leg and perfectly creased pant, and I´m thinking (a) he´s going to be president and (b) he´ll be a very good president."

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Daisymay, 9/15/2013 12:55:18 PM     (No. 9521844)

Brooks is the biggest NOBODY on TV these days. He´s trying to be somebody, but alas, nobody is paying any attention to the skinny little rat. When Ted Cruz and his ARMY of like minded Senators and Congressmen take over the Party, I hope the first thing they do is take David´s Republican membership card away from him and tear it up into teeny, tiny pieces! He is NOT a Republican and hasn´t been since OBAMA was elected. He just uses the Republican name because it´s the only way he gets a seat on the MSNBC panels! Nasty little Twerp!

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Reply 35 - Posted by: nimby, 9/15/2013 12:59:45 PM     (No. 9521852)

We need more Ted Cruzs to counter balance the likes of Boehner and company.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: john56, 9/15/2013 1:00:26 PM     (No. 9521853)

According to my local fishwrap, David is making a trip to Texas this week to speak at Texas Lutheran University in Seguin on Thursday. Free lecture.

Of course, it´s being sold as the view of conservatives. Yeah, like asking the Aggies on how to root for UT.

Would be nice if some of the true Ted Cruz-isms show up and introduce David to the true Republican party in Texas.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: nonsense, 9/15/2013 1:48:44 PM     (No. 9521903)

If this was not so tragic, it would be downright funny. What Brooks is saying is that the old "rewards" of the political system that worked in the past no longer work. They may have been blackmail, but hey, that´s the way congress has always worked. Being bought and paid for by your party always brought the results the "party" wanted. Now it no longer works and they are stymied. The old tried and true system was corrupt, and Brooks has no clue that the voting public views it as such.

I truly believe it is not just that part of the old system crumbling, but the new Tea Party guys have nothing in their background that would permit the party leaders to blackmail them. Time to give the corrupt, criminal scury crew that has been in Boomtown forever, the old heave ho.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: kahunavol, 9/15/2013 2:19:29 PM     (No. 9521939)

David Brooks and that girl at the Washington Post are considered conservatives only by their neighbors. In flyover country we know what they really are.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: cloey, 9/15/2013 2:26:10 PM     (No. 9521945)

Watching those dinosaurs it´s obvious why NPR has to cut staff. Holy cow! David Brooks is beyond despicable. His creepy little uncomfortable giggles send me up the wall and tell me he is both egotistical, dismissive and insecure at the same time. I also question his sexuality. Something is very strange about him. And he´s becoming obsolete. I bet no one under 50 reads is crap.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: MirJoy, 9/15/2013 2:28:51 PM     (No. 9521949)

It´s perfectly o.k. for someone to say they want to transform the whole of America, but some believe it is terribly wrong for someone to want to transform just one of the parties of the walled city that is D.C.

Glenn Beck said recently that there are those in politics (and the parties are indistinguishable and most of the media and political science people are all part of the same group think) do not like people who do not play "the game" because they do not understand "the game" or these people do understand "the game" and don´t want to play it. When I heard Beck saying this I wasn´t too clear as to what he was talking about, but now that I read the way Brooks thinks, I think I now understand what Beck meant.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 9/15/2013 2:31:59 PM     (No. 9521952)

Senator Cruz is the total opposite of our current President, which make him an ideal candidate for the job.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 9/15/2013 2:43:48 PM     (No. 9521965)

The water rose and Brooks overflowed his banks. He needs to go back to Journalism school and learn how to be a journalist,
not a partisan hack posing as one. We have more informed, better news hosts on our local stations. Many of us want Senator Cruz to act just as he is doing and we want Congress to represent we, the people.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: Japanorama, 9/15/2013 3:12:24 PM     (No. 9521988)

Brooks hates Latinos.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: bvillr, 9/15/2013 3:28:42 PM     (No. 9522007)

Brooks hates Canadians. He´s a racist.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: dvc, 9/15/2013 3:30:52 PM     (No. 9522010)

I sure hope that Cruz is the future of the Republican party!

Never listened to Brooks anyway, but even a broken clock is right twice a day.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: Penney, 9/15/2013 4:03:21 PM     (No. 9522044)

You betcha!

GO CRUZ!!!

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Reply 47 - Posted by: jglas, 9/15/2013 4:21:00 PM     (No. 9522055)

Exactly right. Go Ted Cruz! The times they are a-changing (only this time in a good way).

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Reply 48 - Posted by: LadyVet, 9/15/2013 5:43:55 PM     (No. 9522108)

Brooks is a birther, at least when it comes to Republicans.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: Sunhan65, 9/15/2013 5:45:43 PM     (No. 9522109)

Cruz was both a US and a Canadian citizen at birth. If he has not formally renounced it, he remains a Canadian citizen. I like him. Unlike many others on this site, I believe he is constitutionally eligible. However, I will not vote for a Canadian citizen to become President of the United States. If Cruz formally renounces his Canadian citIzenship, I will reconsider.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: An Afternoon Walk, 9/15/2013 6:28:01 PM     (No. 9522146)

I wonder where some of our fellow L-dotters, the ones who post lots of articles on Palin, are on this subject? Curious to know if they agree with David Brooks?

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Reply 51 - Posted by: Pinchem, 9/15/2013 9:36:06 PM     (No. 9522346)

#6...are you from Kentucky? Who do you have in mind to replace McConnell?

#49...Cruz just forsaken his Canadian Citizenship and is now full American. This was just in the past week or so.

Master Brooks needs to change his diapers. The overload is coming out of his mouth.


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Reply 52 - Posted by: Pinchem, 9/15/2013 9:38:48 PM     (No. 9522350)

Correction to #51

#6 who do you have in mind to replace Senator McConnell a Democrat? That doesn´t help to get a majority in the Senate.

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An 18-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy were found dead of apparent gunshot wounds in a home in the South Chicago neighborhood, police said in Saturday shootings that left at least one other person dead and 11 more injured. For the two found shot to death, Chicago police were called to a home on the 8200 block of South Houston Avenue at 10:38 a.m., said Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Jose Estrada. Officials are not releasing the name of the 18-year-old victim who lived at the home. Shot with him was Jordan Means, 16, of the 8100 block of

In Colorado, a Pot Holiday
Tries to Go Mainstream
Associated Press, by Nicholas Riccardi    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/20/2014 4:33:03 AM     Post Reply
Once the province of activists and stoners, the traditional pot holiday of April 20 has gone mainstream in the first state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana. Tens of thousands gathered for a weekend of Colorado cannabis-themed festivals and entertainment, from a marijuana industry expo called the Cannabis Cup at a trade center north of downtown, to 4/20-themed concerts at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater — acts include Slightly Stoopid and Snoop Dog — to a massive festival in the shadow of the state capitol where clouds of cannabis smoke are expected to waft at 4:20 p.m. MDT Sunday.



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´America´s royal baby´: How Chelsea´s first
child could give Hillary Clinton a boost in
the polls if she runs for president in 2016

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Daily Mail (U.K.), by Jessica Jerreat    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/19/2014 7:12:10 PM     Post Reply
For Hillary Clinton, having her own baby grandchild to kiss on the campaign trail, could be one of the biggest boosts to her possible presidential election campaign. Although the former Secretary of State and First Lady has not said if she will run in 2016, the arrival of her first grandchild will soften her image, analysts have said. While Chelsea only revealed her pregnancy on Thursday, supporters of her mother have already started cooing over a possible baby in the White House. With the Clintons having a near-royal status in the U.S., the announcement of a new arrival due this fall has sent

Living in the New York Times World
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American Thinker, by J. Paul Masko    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/19/2014 7:48:36 AM     Post Reply
I began reading the entirety of the first section of the New York Times at nine years old, and continued that practice, more or less, for decades.(snip) ...the power of reverence, intrinsic to what I call the “cascade” of The Times: the near avalanche-like flow and distribution of information through electronic and print networks: through like-minded network newscasts, magazines, local newspaper s, blogs, daytime talk TV, late-night entertainment, statements at media award ceremonies, the celebrity Twitterverse, etc. The cascade rolls through Saturday Night Live, Jon Stewart, The New Yorker, the mouths of third-grade teachers, Elmo, Madonna and Susan Sarandon …through

Barack Obama and the politics of lies
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Washington Examiner [DC], by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/20/2014 5:45:25 AM     Post Reply
That was quite a victory dance President Obama did Thursday while claiming Obamacare is “working” because eight million people have now supposedly signed up for the health care program. He even indulged in some less-than-subtle mockery of Republicans - and by extension the majority of Americans who have disapproved of Obamacare since before it became law. "The repeal debate is and should be over,” Obama said, taking a dig at Republicans who are “going through, you know, the stages of grief … anger and denial and all that stuff …” But a president who is viewed by most Americans as less

In a Hole, Golf Considers
Digging a Wider One

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New York Times, by Bill Pennington    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/19/2014 10:48:33 AM     Post Reply
GREENSBORO, Ga. — Golf holes the size of pizzas. Soccer balls on the back nine. A mulligan on every hole. These are some of the measures — some would say gimmicks — that golf courses across the country have experimented with to stop people from quitting the game. Golf has always reveled in its standards and rich tradition. But increasingly a victim of its own image and hidebound ways, golf has lost five million players in the last decade, according to the National Golf Foundation, with 20 percent of the existing 25 million golfers apt to quit in the next few years. People under 35 have especially spurned the game, saying it takes too

White House asks American parents to
monitor their children for signs of terrorism

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Daily Caller, by Eric Owens    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/19/2014 5:50:04 PM     Post Reply
In a speech earlier this week, Lisa O. Monaco, President Barack Obama’s assistant for homeland security and counterterrorism, insisted that American parents must be vigilant because their “confrontational” children could be on the verge of becoming terrorists. Monaco’s full, prepared text is available here. She presented the speech, entitled “Countering Violent Extremism and the Power of Community,” at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government on April 15. Monaco began her remarks by eloquently describing the lives tragically lost last year during the Boston Marathon bombings. Interestingly, the Harvard grad failed to mention the religion or the motive of brothers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan

Obama: ´For me, Easter is a story of hope,
a belief in a better day to come´

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Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 4/19/2014 9:16:36 AM     Post Reply
Hi, everybody. For millions of Americans, this time of year holds great meaning. Earlier this week, we hosted a Passover Seder at the White House, and joined Jewish families around the world in their re-tellings of the story of the Exodus and the victory of faith over oppression. And this Sunday, Michelle, Malia, Sasha, and I will join our fellow Christians around the world in celebrating the Resurrection of Christ, the salvation he offered the world, and the hope that comes with the Easter season. These holy days have their roots in miracles that took place long ago. And yet, they still inspire us, guide us, and strengthen us today. They remind us of our

Harry Reid calls dissident Nevada ranchers
´domestic terrorists´ following show of
force against the federal government

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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/19/2014 9:29:17 AM     Post Reply
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday that a family of dissident ranchers and their supporters in his home state of Nevada are ´domestic terrorists,´ citing this week´s standoff with the federal government´s Bureau of Land Management. Cliven Bundy has refused to pay grazing fees for land where his hundreds of cattle roam every day. The land is owned by the federal government, which says he owes more than $1 million. Bundy, however, insists that since his family has been using the land since the 1870s, Uncle Sam can´t collect the grazing fees. A tense standoff developed this week after

Ted Cruz, Invoking Reagan,
Angers GOP Colleagues
but Wins Fans Elsewhere

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Wall Street Journal, by Monica Langley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/19/2014 8:09:17 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON--Rushing to an afternoon vote last month, Sen. Ted Cruz hopped the underground tram to the U.S. Capitol from his office across the street. The Texan planted his black ostrich cowboy boots in the middle of the small subway car without getting so much as a nod from the other senators--Republican or Democrat--amiably chatting or huddled in their seats. Mr. Cruz finds himself standing alone a lot these days. His response to the cold shoulders: "The establishment despised Ronald Reagan" before he became president, "but the people loved him." For the 43-year-old Republican, the Reagan name illuminates his political life´s

Stop dressing so tacky for church
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CNN, by John Blake    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/20/2014 4:40:56 AM     Post Reply
If the Rev. John DeBonville could preach a sermon to lift the souls of churchgoers across America, his message would be simple: Stop dressing so tacky for church. DeBonville has heard about the “come as you are” approach to dressing down for Sunday service, but he says the Sabbath is getting too sloppy. When he scans the pews of churches, DeBonville sees rows of people dressed in their Sunday worst. They saunter into church in baggy shorts, flip-flop sandals, tennis shoes and grubby T-shirts. Some even slide into the pews carrying coffee in plastic foam containers as if they’re going to Starbucks. “It’s like

Clintons celebrate Chelsea’s
pregnancy announcement

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New York Post, by Stephanie Smith    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/19/2014 8:32:52 AM     Post Reply
The Clintons had a busy night of celebrations after Chelsea announced she and husband Marc Mezvinsky are expecting a baby. Bill joined “House of Cards” star Kevin Spacey at the Revlon Rainforest Fund Benefit Concert at Carnegie Hall Thursday, joking of Spacey’s Machiavellian character, “When I was president people accused me of murder all the time, made a show of investigating. Spacey’s president for 15 minutes and he gets away with murder.” Spacey, who sang during the event with Sting, Stephen Stills and James Taylor, also showed off his Johnny Carson impression, taking a swipe at the coverage of Flight

The Growing Financial Disaster of Obamacare
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Power Line, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/19/2014 5:55:20 PM     Post Reply
President Obama asserts that 8 million people have signed up for Obamacare, as though that were something to be proud of. In fact, Obamacare has always been a fiasco from a fiscal perspective–a black hole of subsidies and expanded Medicaid, with largely fictitious mechanisms in place to pay for it. As the number of subsidized participants grows, the disaster gets worse. Charles Blahous explains: Our national discussion…is missing the truly significant story here; what is unfolding before our eyes is a colossal fiscal disaster, poised to haunt legislators and taxpayers for decades to come. It is quite possible that the ACA is

Gospel story of Jesus’ resurrection a
source of deep rifts in Christian religion

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Washington Post, by Kimberley Winston    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/19/2014 10:46:11 PM     Post Reply
“On the third day, he rose again.” That line, from the Nicene Creed, is a foundational statement of Christian belief. It declares that three days after Jesus died on the cross, he was resurrected, a glimmer of the eternal life promised to believers. It’s the heart of the Easter story in seven little words. But how that statement is interpreted is the source of some of the deepest rifts in Christianity — and a stumbling block for some Christians, and more than a few skeptics. Did Jesus literally come back from the dead in a bodily resurrection, as many traditionalist


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