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House passes spending bill
that defunds ´Obamacare´

USA Today, by Susan Davis

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Posted By:earlybird, 9/20/2013 11:33:42 AM

WASHINGTON — The House voted 230-189 along party lines Friday to approve a stopgap spending bill to fund the federal government through mid-December, but it is facing certain defeat in the Senate because it includes language aiming to dismantle President Obama´s health care law. Without a stopgap spending bill, the federal government will feel the effects of a shutdown when the fiscal year ends on Sept. 30. The bill extends the current rate of government spending at $986 billion a year. House Republicans attached a provision to defund the Affordable Care Act, a consistent target of congressional Republicans. However, the provision has


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Reply 1 - Posted by: bmw50, 9/20/2013 11:43:16 AM     (No. 9529092)

The "Uniter" has divided the nation ever further.

This will not pass the senate, but it will place Obamacare squarely on the laps of the Democrats.

It is up the the American people to resist hanouts from the Democrats and boot the "I´ll buy your vote" Democrats out of office. That is how we got into this mess and it´s the only way we will get out... if it´s possible. There are a lot of selfish, yes selfish, ignorant Americans out there that have sold their soul (and everyone´s freedom) for a monthly government check.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: RancherJack, 9/20/2013 11:44:58 AM     (No. 9529095)

The Stupid Party about to be run over by the Death Party.

Film @ 11

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Reply 3 - Posted by: olcap, 9/20/2013 11:52:34 AM     (No. 9529108)

Another empty gesture from the empty suit party.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: strike3, 9/20/2013 11:53:02 AM     (No. 9529109)

The democrats who are smart enough to see that obamacare will fall flat on its face come October 1 should be secretly cheering this outcome. However, it looks like there aren´t that many of them.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Mr. Hanky, 9/20/2013 11:53:30 AM     (No. 9529112)


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Reply 6 - Posted by: Cavallodifiero, 9/20/2013 12:06:51 PM     (No. 9529129)

Resistance has to start somewhere, Boehner has fallen on his face so many times he is being mistaken for Joe Biden. One can only hope that it gets through the Senate and that O is stuck with the problem of shutting down the government or not.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Mr. Know-It-All, 9/20/2013 12:10:24 PM     (No. 9529132)

I hope you´re wrong #2, but I´m not betting that you are. *sigh*

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Tallgrass Palms, 9/20/2013 12:15:55 PM     (No. 9529139)

You can almost see reporter Davis grit her teeth as she wrote this article. Yes it was along pary lines, isn´t 90% of all bills voted along party lines. Then she declares, with a touch of delight, that it will not pass the Senate and will be vetoed. She concludes by telling us at length about the effects of a shutdown. Where does the legislation say anything about a shutdown? It very clearly provides funds to keep the government running. Why can´t these people write anything without stamping their personal bias all over it?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Not your typical New Yorker, 9/20/2013 12:15:58 PM     (No. 9529140)

Yeah but Bill O´Reilly said....shut up O´Reilly.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: reilly, 9/20/2013 12:16:45 PM     (No. 9529142)

Flood the adwaves with Barry Obama saying "raising the debt ceiling...does not increase our debt."

(He´s a Harvard graduate, you know.)

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Rafter, 9/20/2013 12:23:09 PM     (No. 9529150)

O-Bomber the NO-Bomber now is stuck with...

Read it and weep, Obie The WON Kenya-obi...

I love it when POTUS-POS gets a Witch-Slap in the morning...
Maybe the Wookiee can give her Oreo a Cookie and make it better...
But, "Don´t Let Them Eat Cake!!"

(I´m planning on a 64 oz soda and some popcorn!)

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Reply 12 - Posted by: trapper, 9/20/2013 12:23:22 PM     (No. 9529151)

Of course this will go nowhere.. That´s not the point. The Republicans are setting up a gigantic "I told you so" to pound the Democrats with in the 2014 elections, after Obamacare fully implements and is a disaster. "We attempted to defund it. YOU rejected it." The Democrats know this political bloodbath is coming next year but can´t do anything about it because they refuse to reject Obamacare and risk alienating all their lofo constituents who just vote race. 2014 will not be pretty.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: hoosiergirl71, 9/20/2013 12:23:24 PM     (No. 9529152)

I choose to see this as the influence of the voice of the people, at last. However it ends I am encouraged by this vote!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Peach1, 9/20/2013 12:29:32 PM     (No. 9529158)

A major flaw in a liberals´ genetic makeup is that they are unable to admit when they are wrong.

They will do anything to avoid it.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: dman, 9/20/2013 12:33:02 PM     (No. 9529160)

Step 1: Complete. Thanks, Spkr. Boehner for allowing the vote, and all the Pubs who supported it.

Step 2: Senate will most likely strip the defunding and pass the rest.

Step 3: Conference/reconciliation. This is where the Pubs must really stand firm.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 9/20/2013 12:33:11 PM     (No. 9529161)

Now the ball is in the hands of Mike Lee and Ted Cruz.
They have to convince Harry Reid not to amend the bill
before returning it to the House.
Then they have to convince 5 Democrat Senators to vote to defund.
Then they have to convince 21 Democrat Senators to vote to override Obama´s veto.
Hope Cruz doesn´t blink .

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Reply 17 - Posted by: 500what, 9/20/2013 12:40:49 PM     (No. 9529164)

some people on this site are unreal! this is the first time in years that our leaders have actually stood up to the communism taking over our country. instead of backing and supporting our guys....you just talk crap on them. Obamacare will override our constitution, change the country forever. Is Boehner a good leader? i dont know about that, but i do know this is a great day for conservatives and we must rally behind him.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Razorgirl, 9/20/2013 12:41:41 PM     (No. 9529165)

You are correct #14. It takes courage to admit you have made a mistake. And we know how cowardly Democrats are. They will vote to go down with the sinking ship and take us all with them just to save "face".

Congratulations House Pubbies, you finally grew a pair.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: gator, 9/20/2013 12:50:57 PM     (No. 9529179)

Yes 9,
I too watched Mr. O’ talk over and shout down that good woman telling her it would never happen, well I hope the loud mouth is also wrong about the Senate, and could be if people would light up that Senate switchboard from now until the vote!

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Nan, 9/20/2013 12:51:25 PM     (No. 9529180)

Praying that Dems in the Senate will also vote to defund Obamacare.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: gwmcclintok, 9/20/2013 12:57:57 PM     (No. 9529192)

Way to go. Congrats to Boehner. I havn´t seen him look so happy in a while after the vote. Feels good to take a stand doesn´t it. Now it is time to put the pressure on....Good Job!

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Safari Man, 9/20/2013 1:02:14 PM     (No. 9529204)

Upon reading this thread, I find myself wanting to give thumbs DOWN to a number of the posts. I do enjoy the new "Like" feature, but this time I am wanting a DISlike.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: mickturn, 9/20/2013 1:06:15 PM     (No. 9529216)

Ok Dims, it´s your turn...take it, shove it or screw us again...we all know how this comes out...the Communists that infest our government will pull out all the stops and continue their bash fest.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: redink, 9/20/2013 1:11:49 PM     (No. 9529227)

I don´t care how many so-called conservatives think this is an empty gesture...I just don´t care. I´m elated that there are people left in this country who are voicing their opposition.

That was the mission all along. Cruz and Lee know exactly what they´re up against, but they are giving us all the chance to SAY NO to Obamacare. They are giving Americans a voice again.

History has shown us over and over that people have a choice to change their government if they have the will.
It´s possible, folks.
And today...it even looks probable.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: littleorby, 9/20/2013 1:16:44 PM     (No. 9529236)

Well. I think we´ll soon see just how strong the Tea Party Conservatives are.

If the bill goes back to the House with the de-funding provision stripped out, will the house reject the bill?

They should reject it, if the bill is stripped, but I´ll be surprised if they do.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Shucky, 9/20/2013 1:17:38 PM     (No. 9529241)

For the first time in a while, I feel I am represented. May they keep their resolve.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Grambo, 9/20/2013 1:17:48 PM     (No. 9529242)

This much is certain; the Senate will never vote to defund Obamacare, and the President would never sign such a bill. So, Obamacare will be funded.

This too is certain; Obamacare will not work. It will fail in more ways than anyone can yet imagine, and the Democrats will own each and every failure.

Now, we all know how adept the Left is at evading blame and responsibility for the disastrous unintended consequences of their social engineering projects, but this time they must be held, in clear terms, responsible for a disaster that the majority of Americans didn’t want, that House Republicans attempted to avoid, and that they, the Democrats, sheltered themselves from by issuing exemptions to themselves and their cronies.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: congaree53, 9/20/2013 1:18:05 PM     (No. 9529243)

Obama approval rises as Boehner´s tanks-Rasmussen. Smart strategery.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: mickturn, 9/20/2013 1:21:13 PM     (No. 9529248)

It´s about Effing Time!

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Melody, 9/20/2013 1:30:21 PM     (No. 9529268)

I called Senator Toomey´s office. He´s for it. Hooray. Wrote a note to Casey´s. Told him, "that´s how it´s done - please." He never listens to me, though. Let´s put some prayer behind it.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Black Knight, 9/20/2013 1:50:04 PM     (No. 9529292)

Probationary Budgeting starts to germinate as a breakthrough strategy for transforming our tyrannical and voracious government back into frugal servants of the people.

Here´s how it should unfold:

Quarterly Continuing Resolutions keep the budget foremost in the public eye. (Notice that no one has observed that today´s vote passed funding for only 90 days.)

Each CR reins in a single egregious area of unchecked waste, fraud and abuse and flatlines the rest of the budget. (Senate or Presidential opposition that shuts down the government over a single improvement for a quarter of funding is political suicide.)

Prepare for each single change by perp-walking the associated Department Secretary before Congress to defend failures to eliminate multiplying video examples of the worst waste, fraud and abuse, encouraged by whistleblower bonuses.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: gwmcclintok, 9/20/2013 1:55:23 PM     (No. 9529298)

It just hit me...sorry for a second post..but, now the Democrats will have to vote again for Obamacare. They will have to vote to close the gov. this time to ´promote´ Obamacare. Cruz and Lee are geniuses. One more time Dims...VOTE for Obamacare. They are really exposed now.....genius. Go ahead dims...

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Reply 33 - Posted by: oh-heck, 9/20/2013 2:02:22 PM     (No. 9529309)

Some clever Republican should introduce a budget item for Obamacare. It should note the 12 billion that will not be collected by the IRS because the president has delayed the employer mandate. It should include new estimates of the cost of the PCIP which was running 3 to 5 times projections based on the average of the pools in 50 states. It should include the extra premium tax credits that would be paid if the administration fails to verify income. As a totally new program this should not be part of a continuing resolution.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: MDMuskrat, 9/20/2013 2:02:34 PM     (No. 9529310)

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.-- Lao-tzu

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Reply 35 - Posted by: OBX Pete, 9/20/2013 2:02:48 PM     (No. 9529311)

The rest of the world has no respect or fear of Obama any more so why should the House and Senate respect or fear him ?

Lets roll !!

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Reply 36 - Posted by: TeapartyM, 9/20/2013 2:05:22 PM     (No. 9529317)

This could and should have been done last year, but congrats to the House for stepping up for the country. Recall that Harry Reid and the Dem Senate totally ignored the House in order to pass Obamacare originally, so what goes around comes around. Conservatives in Congress must proudly hold the line because our nation is at perilously grave financial risk because government is out of control. Much, much more needs to be defunded, but this is a start. Next: EPA

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Reply 37 - Posted by: TruthAndJustice, 9/20/2013 2:40:08 PM     (No. 9529367)

Senators phones listed here...call them...tell them we´ll run them out if they don´t DEFUND!....the Communist Obamacare


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Reply 38 - Posted by: Gr8Shiphandler, 9/20/2013 3:58:53 PM     (No. 9529516)

Looks like a few SitePests got in here today to parrot the liberal talking points--Republicans are tilting at windmills...blah, blah, blah. But as others have pointed out, voting to defund ObamaCare was the right thing for the Republicans to do. Once again, they have pointed out what a disaster this train wreck is, and the Dems will once again have to vote for ObamaCare, or at the very least, sidestep any vote at all. Thanks to Boehner and the House Pubbies for standing up for the American people. I also agree that we need a dislike option.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Franz, 9/20/2013 4:13:48 PM     (No. 9529534)

Republicans must have a death wish. In politics one can only achieve the possible, not the ideal.

Since only half of the 82 ACA implementation deadlines have been met in the last three years. And, some of the "met" deadlines are questionable. A good case can be made for putting implementation on hold until all of the 82 mandates, that should have been met, are caught up and properly met.

In other words, "Take the time to do it right."

Then the Republicans can rightfully ask why the Democrats do not want to do it right.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: Me?Opinionated?Nah!, 9/20/2013 4:18:54 PM     (No. 9529542)


Truer words were never spoken. Representative Joe Wilson of South Carolina spoke those words directly and straightforwardly to President Barack Hussein Obama on Wednesday, September 9, 2009, a date that also deserves its rightful place (with Sunday, December 7, 1941) in Infamy.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: TruthAndJustice, 9/20/2013 5:02:37 PM     (No. 9529602)

Call John McCain...tell him..you´d rather be a WACKOBIRD...Than Benedict Arnold
Leading from behind never got anyone more than a view up someone rear...and he should know that

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Reply 42 - Posted by: congaree53, 9/20/2013 5:12:26 PM     (No. 9529612)

Dumb political move. Here’s why. Sure, the polls show Obiecare is unpopular-but a lot of the opinion here is soft--- Only a third claim to know what’s in it. I’m surprised that the zealots who live in a bubble and who don’t believe in polls like they don’t believe in Santa Claus, and who swallowed the b.s. that Romney was going to win because polls were skewed +5 D) believe polls now. But there is plenty of reason to be ultra cautious about Obamacare polls OR ANY OTHER issue poll. For that matter. For Issue polls are much less reliable than horse-race polls.

It may seem like ages ago, but about 10 months ago, the United States held national elections. One party, the Republican Party, ran on a fairly specific platform, near the top of which was a promise to repeal Obamacare in its entirety. So did Mittens-author of Romney care.
The "American people" were asked to make a choice. And they did. At the presidential level, the Democratic candidate won with relative ease, and became only the sixth presidential candidate in American history to win 51% of the popular vote twice. In the U.S. Senate, Democrats not only held their majority for the fourth consecutive election cycle, they also unexpectedly added seats. In the U.S. House, We had a shot to win back the Senate. No more.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: gone2pot, 9/20/2013 5:54:58 PM     (No. 9529679)

This is merely a GOP Depends change. In only minutes, they´ll be completely soiled as usual. I look forward to many more Nothingburgers from the Republican Depends wearers these next three and a half years. So very impressive.

If the GOP were one man, he´d be this guy-

"That struts and frets his hour upon the stage. And then is heard no more: it is a tale. Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing."

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Reply 44 - Posted by: TruthAndJustice, 9/20/2013 6:19:39 PM     (No. 9529714)

Call...make yourself heard...We The People say NO OBAMACARE...particularly in light of the political class giving themselves a Cadillac policy

NOTE: If they say they SUPPORT bills to defund Obamacare, that does not help us because those bills won´t be considered and don´t have to pass. We need them to OPPOSE the CR if it funds Obamacare. The CR must be passed in September and it is our only point of leverage.

AK Murkowski, Lisa 202-224-6665
AL Sessions, Jeff 202-224-4124
AL Shelby, Richard 202-224-5744 Won´t Pledge
AR Boozman, John 202-224-4843
AZ Flake, Jeff 202-224-4521 Won´t Pledge
AZ McCain, John 202-224-2235 Won´t Pledge
FL Rubio, Marco 202-224-3041 Pledged
GA Chambliss, Saxby 202-224-3521
GA Isakson, Johnny 202-224-3643
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IL Kirk, Mark 202-224-2854
IN Coats, Dan 202-224-5623
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KY Paul, Rand 202-224-4343 Pledged
LA Vitter, David 202-224-4623 Pledged
ME Collins, Susan 202-224-2523
MO Blunt, Roy 202-224-5721 Won´t Pledge
MS Cochran, Thad 202-224-5054
MS Wicker, Roger 202-224-6253
NC Burr, Richard 202-224-3154 Won´t Pledge
ND Hoeven, John 202-224-2551
NE Fischer, Deb 202-224-6551 Pledged
NE Johanns, Mike 202-224-4224
NH Ayotte, Kelly 202-224-3324
NJ Chiesa, Jeff 202-224-3224 Pledged
NV Heller, Dean 202-224-6244
OH Portman, Rob 202-224-3353
OK Coburn, Tom 202-224-5754 Won´t Pledge
OK Inhofe, Jim 202-224-4721 Pledged
PA Toomey, Pat 202-224-4254
SC Graham, Lindsey 202-224-5972 Won´t Pledge
SC Scott, Tim 202-224-6121
SD Thune, John 202-224-2321 Pledged
TN Alexander, Lamar 202-224-4944 Won´t Pledge
TN Corker, Bob 202-224-3344 Won´t Pledge
TX Cornyn, John 202-224-2934
TX Cruz, Ted 202-224-5922 Pledged
UT Hatch, Orrin 202-224-5251 Won´t Pledge
UT Lee, Mike 202-224-5444 Pledged
WI Johnson, Ron 202-224-5323
WY Barrasso, John 202-224-6441
WY Enzi, Mike 202-224-3424 Pledged

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Reply 45 - Posted by: oldvlc, 9/20/2013 6:40:33 PM     (No. 9529743)

My US Constitution does not say anything about the Senate being involved with spending bills. It says spending and taxing bills originate in the House. The Senate has no say. So it is a done deal, right?

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Reply 46 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 9/20/2013 9:07:15 PM     (No. 9529900)

It is moving to know some people went to congress to stand for the citizens instead of a destructive agenda .
"When in the course of human events" should guide our opposition.
first Nancy is preaching the lie that a shut down will stop military pay and SS. Can she ever retire her one note hobby horse?
Harry will probably table the bill
and should be retired immediately.
If the critters want to create enough cash to run the country they need only cut off payment to the UN-- that body is more worthless than the US senate and the President..
Next cut off foreign aide except to feed children.
then defund Barry except his salary.
Defund all the golden critter retirements unless they fund America first.
It is time that the projected ouster of the elite who believe they are the rulers and entitled to push tyrant actions against the constitution.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: starboard, 9/20/2013 9:23:53 PM     (No. 9529912)

Never underestimate the American spirit. This issue is energizing the people to stand for up their country. If we make our voice known and stand behind this and not waver, we will gain influence, momentum and become a force that we can ride into 2014. This is a good first step.

I would like someone to start documenting the growing number of lost jobs. When you have the facts on our side ... use them with at every turn.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: dr fate, 9/20/2013 10:09:44 PM     (No. 9529940)

To all of the thumbsucking quitters who visit these threads to show the rest of us how your cynicism makes you so much more insightful than the rest of us poor rubes.....Now that you´ve regaled us with your intellectual superiority, I would hope you would find something else to do...unless you have alternatives to what those who are actually engaged in the battle are attempting to do. Or maybe you believe your "can´t win, shouldn´t try" doctrine really adds to the discussion.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 9/20/2013 11:02:16 PM     (No. 9529962)

Obie needed the Syria bombing for cover to ram through his domestic agenda with sheep looking the other way and Putie pulled the rug out from under him. Now Obie has to drop his drawers and try to salvage his ObieCare in last ditch effort. Now, if we can just re-associate Obie´s anger with his inner self for all to see.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: ocjim, 9/20/2013 11:13:49 PM     (No. 9529968)

Excellent maximizing of the Republicans position at this time.
- Show the angry right that you will fight against this monstrosity. It´s the right thing to do.
- Make the Dems fight to defend it so that even the LoFo´s will get it that this hot mess ObamaCare was brought to them by the Demoncratic Party. This will put Red State Dems in a very difficult position.
- And of course the complete long shot is that the Republican initiative gains huge momentum in the next week and actually passes the Senate and even Harry Reid can´t stop it without an enormous public outcry. Yea, we can dream, right?

This all sets the table for 2014 midterms with the boat anchor of ObamaCare firmly chained around the Dems´ necks and the Republicans as the guys who tried seriously hard to save us from it.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: bob913, 9/20/2013 11:23:25 PM     (No. 9529975)

obama: Republicans ´trying to mess with me´

Who talks like that? Certainly not anyone who works with people.

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Reply 52 - Posted by: Sunhan65, 9/21/2013 12:25:32 PM     (No. 9530627)

I´m encouraged by this for all the reasons outlined above. Having said that, the Republicans are often right on substance and wrong on message. Even Gingrich, arguably one of our more effective communicators, was ultimately damaged by the last government shut down. Fortunately, Obama is no Clinton when it comes to playing politics. Unfortunately, our national media is even more biased against Republicans than they were in the 1990s. The Republicans need someone who can scare the media into reporting the truth, and they need to muzzle all the usual GOP suspects who can´t wait to appear "responsible" by criticizing their own party for taking a stand.

The problem with nominating and electing GOP moderates is that we win the seat but we get the mouth that comes with it. At times like this, they can´t wait to open their mouths in front of a camera, and they do incalculable damage to our cause.

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A Nebraska toddler had his eye on the prize when he slipped out of his home and wound up inside a claw machine at a nearby arcade. Ashley Ireland had called police and begun a frantic search for her son, Kael, after he went missing from her apartment on Monday afternoon. The three-year-old had managed to open the front door and walk to the nearby amusement arcade, where he was found playing with stuffed toys inside one of the machines. Scroll down for video Kael´s antics had caught the attention of a group of customers in Madsen´s Bowling and Billiards in Lincoln, who

Call traced to co-pilot´s phone
New Straits Times [Malaysia], by Farrah Naz Karim *    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 4/13/2014 6:20:17 AM     Post Reply
KUALA LUMPUR: A CREW member of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 made a desperate call from his mobile phone as the plane was flying low near Penang, the morning it went missing. The latest breakthrough in the ongoing criminal investigation traced the source of the call to co-pilot Fariq Abdul Hamid´s phone. (Snip) They are investigating the case under Section 130C of the Penal Code, which deals with hijacking, terrorism and sabotage offences, as well as the Security Offences (Special Measures) and Aviation Offences Acts. On why these findings were not made known, the sources said, like criminal investigations by any police

Obama Lets N.S.A. Exploit
Some Internet Flaws, Officials Say
New York Times, by David E. Sanger    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 4/12/2014 10:03:55 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Stepping into a heated debate within the nation’s intelligence agencies, President Obama has decided that when the National Security Agency discovers major flaws in Internet security, it should — in most circumstances — reveal them to assure that they will be fixed, rather than keep mum so that the flaws can be used in espionage or cyberattacks, senior administration officials said Saturday. But Mr. Obama carved a broad exception for “a clear national security or law enforcement need,” the officials said, a loophole that is likely to allow the N.S.A. to continue to exploit security flaws both to crack

roundup of Bundy cattle
KLAS [Las Vegas], by Lauren Rozyla    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 4/12/2014 1:27:55 PM     Post Reply
LAS VEGAS -- The Bureau of Land Management has announced it will stop the roundup of cattle owned by rancher Cliven Bundy. The BLM says the animals have been illegally grazing on public lands for 20 years. The BLM made the announcement Saturday morning, a week after rangers started gathering the animals from land near Gold Butte. The agency says it is concerned about the safety of its employees and the public. Earlier this week, BLM officers and supporters of the Bundy family were involved in a scuffle. Cliven Bundy´s son, Ammon Bundy, was tased twice by federal agents. Another woman said

What A Disembodied Finger
In Jay Carney’s Photo Says
About Media Propaganda
Independent Journal Review, by Soopermexicn    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 4/12/2014 1:20:57 PM     Post Reply
In a profile of Press Secretary Jay Carney appearing in the magazine Washingtonian Mom, this photo of the loving family appears:(Snip for photo)Cute, isn’t it? But, as savvy Twitter users noticed almost immediately, the picture is photoshopped, and not very well at that. The right side of the book case is a mirror image of the left, which poses a slight problem. A problem I like to call “disembodied finger of a child floating in air”! It’s a common photoshop mistake:

Couple hit by tractor-trailor says truck
was on fire before deadly bus crash
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 4/12/2014 12:59:53 PM     Post Reply
ORLAND, Calif. – A tractor-trailer already was on fire as it came across a median and crashed into a tour bus, killing 10 people, according to a couple whose car was sideswiped by the big rig. Joe and Bonnie Duran were driving a sedan northbound on the 5 Freeway on Thursday when they said a FedEx truck heading south careened toward them, struck their rental car and crashed into the oncoming bus carrying high school students from Southern California. (Snip)Bonnie Duran, who was driving, told KNBC-TV in Los Angeles that flames were coming from the lower rear of the truck cab.

FBI: Middle school gang
behind mob violence
Courier-Journal [Louisville], by Patrick T. Sullivan and Andy Wolfson    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 4/11/2014 10:57:21 AM     Post Reply
The teens responsible for the mob violence in downtown Louisville last month were members of a gang of middle-school students, according to an FBI memo distributed to law enforcement agencies. The memo, which the FBI says was based on "unverified intelligence," says that the gang — "Young ´N Off That," or YNO, was organized last summer at Frost Middle School but spread to other schools, and that its members are "armed in a major way." The FBI memo also says there have been "rumblings" about the gang showing up in large numbers May 1 at the Kentucky Derby Festival Pegasus Parade. Louisville

Attkisson: Unprecedented Influence
on the Media By Special Interests,
Political Interests & Corporations
RealClearPolitics, by Staff (Transcript)    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 4/11/2014 10:26:14 AM     Post Reply
(VIDEO) BILL O´REILLY: How about Benghazi, what did you find out about that? SHARYL ATTKISSON: Benghazi, I was assigned to look into about three weeks after the attacks happened by management and pursue that aggressively and as I felt we were beginning to scratch beneath the surface on that scandal as well, which I think had many legitimate questions yet to be asked and answered. Interest was largely lost in that story as well on the part of the people that are responsible for deciding what goes on the news. OREILLY: So did they tell you, look, we don´t want

Tiger Woods´ absence from Masters
greeted mostly with shrugs
Los Angeles Times, by Bill Plaschke    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 4/9/2014 3:58:09 PM     Post Reply
AUGUSTA, Ga. — The slow and awkward decay of the powerful aura of Tiger Woods continued here Tuesday on a rain-soaked golfing cathedral that smelled like a damp towel. For the first time in 20 years, Woods will not be here for the Masters, a tournament he has won four times, his virtual ownership of Augusta National symbolizing his decades of dominance. Yet his fellow golfers do not sound relieved. They do not act as if reprieved. They spoke of this giant, haunting presence with neither fear nor reverence.(Snip)"He´s 38 now, he´s an old man," said Jason Day, the media

Why Heartbleed, the Latest
Cybersecurity Scare, Matters
Businessweek, by Joshua Brustein    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 4/9/2014 2:00:42 PM     Post Reply
Another day, another terrifying computer security vulnerability. A hole in a widely used encryption technology has given hackers a way to infiltrate many of the world’s largest websites and download sensitive information from their servers without leaving a trace. The problem, dubbed Heartbleed, has existed for two years, but was recently discovered by researchers at Google, setting off a scramble to fix it. Trying to track new security vulnerabilities can be dizzying, but here’s why this one is worth paying attention to: It affects services you use. The problem is a shortcoming of OpenSSL, which is supposed to protect,

UN finding on climate change
is just a bunch of hot air,
new report claims
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 4/8/2014 5:09:13 PM     Post Reply
A U.N.-commissioned panel says climate change is hurting the growth of crops, affecting the quality of water supplies and forcing wildlife to change the way it lives – but what if it’s all just smoke and mirrors? A new report from the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC), written by an international collection of scientists and published by the conservative Heartland Institute, claims just that, declaring that humanity´s impact on climate is not causing substantial harm to the Earth. (Snip)The panel of scientists says human impact on the global climate is small, changing temperatures are within a historic scope

Arrest Made After LAPD Motorcycle
Officer Critically Hurt in Crash
KNBC-TV [Los Angeles], by Willian Avila*    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 4/7/2014 12:17:06 PM     Post Reply
A 33-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after her vehicle struck a Los Angeles Police Department motorcycle officer from behind at a red light, leaving him pinned between two vehicles Saturday, officials said. The officer was waiting for the traffic light at Saticoy Street and Lankershim Boulevard (map) about 5:30 p.m. when an SUV rear-ended him, according to the LAPD. The officer was pinned between the SUV and the vehicle in front of him. The officer was in a medically-induced coma in critical but stable condition at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills

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Ben Carson: White House wanted
apology for ‘offending’ Obama

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Daily Caller, by Alex Pappas    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/15/2014 5:22:51 AM     Post Reply
Neurosurgeon Ben Carson says the White House wanted him to apologize for “offending” President Obama after he famously delivered a conservative message at the National Prayer Breakfast last year. Carson, the former director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, recalls the events surrounding his 2013 speech in his new book, One Nation: What We Can All Do To Save America’s Future. The Daily Caller obtained an advance copy of the book, which is set for release May 20. “He did not appear to be hostile or angry,” Carson writes of Obama, “but within a matter of minutes after the conclusion of

Obama Generation Losing
Interest in Obama

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Wall Street Journal, by James Freeman    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/14/2014 4:23:09 PM     Post Reply
President Obama inspired a generation of young people to support his historic election in 2008. And in 2012, despite the struggles of his first term, Mr. Obama still managed to win the support of a full 60% of voters age 18-29. But the man who once dreamed of being a transformative leader in the Reagan mold is inspiring few of those young people to follow his lead. "For all the talk about the movement that elected Mr. Obama, the more notable movement of Obama supporters has been away from politics. It appears that few of the young people who voted

Why You Should Be Sympathetic
Toward Cliven Bundy

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Powerline, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 4/15/2014 8:40:58 AM     Post Reply
On Saturday, I wrote about the standoff at Bundy Ranch. That post drew a remarkable amount of traffic, even though, as I wrote then, I had not quite decided what to make of the story. Since then, I have continued to study the facts and have drawn some conclusions. Here they are. First, it must be admitted that legally, Bundy doesn’t have a leg to stand on. The Bureau of Land Management has been charging him grazing fees since the early 1990s, which he has refused to pay. Further, BLM has issued orders limiting the area on which Bundy’s cows can

Megyn Kelly and the
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American Thinker, by Richard F. Miniter    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/15/2014 9:16:05 AM     Post Reply
Megyn Kelly’s "Kelly File" is a great news show. She’s incisive, informed and customarily handles the toughest guest with aplomb. But her lengthy interview of Facebook C.O.O. Sheryl Sandberg about her second book in the Lean In series Lean In: For Graduates was a head shaker. Amazing that she of all people allowed Sandberg to restring the same old, same old, shamed, and shopworn feminist myths about women and girls and then jangle it in front of her viewing audience like something new out of the box. Indeed Kelly all but genuflected in front of this woman. Kept her on thru

Glaring limits of the Civil Rights
Act: We need to redistribute wealth

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Salon Magazine, by Matt Bruenig    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/14/2014 7:20:41 PM     Post Reply
Although the Civil Rights Act, the landmark legislation which just reached its 50th anniversary, made great strides in desegregating the economy, economic discrimination is still widespread, and anti-discrimination legislation alone can never rectify the economic damage inflicted upon blacks by slavery and our Jim Crow apartheid regime. The Civil Rights Act was a mild reform, all things considered, but one conservatives fought with vigor and one many conservatives are still bitter about to this day. When the Civil Rights Act passed in 1964, the primary purpose was to root out discrimination in public accommodations (like hotels and movie theaters)

White babies just 15 months old show racial
bias when picking playmates, study found

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Daily Mail (U.K.), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/15/2014 10:23:35 PM     Post Reply
Toddlers show racial bias when picking playmates, a study reveals. They also take account of how fairly others behave. Researchers tested the reaction of white 15-month-olds as toys were distributed. Two white adults divided the toys, one equally and the other unequally. Seventy per cent of the toddlers chose to play with the researcher who distributed the toys fairly. But in a second test, when one researcher favoured a white recipient over an Asian one, they picked the ‘fair’ researcher less often, the journal Frontiers in Psychology reports. And the babies are more likely to help those who share the same ethnicity, which is known as

Biden Tells Boston Bombing
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Breitbart´s Instablog, by Debra Heine    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 9:28:18 PM     Post Reply
Less than a minute into his speech at the Boston marathon bombing memorial on Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden went tragically off script and told the crowd of Boston bombing survivors that "it was worth it." After expressing how impressed he was with the tribute, he said somberly, "let me say to those ´quote survivors,´ my God, you have survived and you have soared. It was worth it. I mean this sincerely - just to hear each of you speak. You´re truly, truly inspiring." The audience sat in stunned silence until Biden declared, "I´ve never heard anything so beautiful than

Atlanta Braves flooded with Hank
Aaron hate mail: He’s a ‘s*****g’

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Washington Times (D.C.), by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/15/2014 3:23:19 PM     Post Reply
Hank Aaron’s recent comments about the need for America to realize that racism is still very much alive and thriving — only now due to those who wear “neckties and starched shirts” rather than KKK hoods — has sparked an angry backlash and many fans are turning the tables, calling the baseball legend himself a racist. “Hank Aaron is a s*****g piece of [expletive] [racial slur],” one man said in an email to the Atlanta Braves’ front office, one of the teams Mr. Aaron used to play for, CBS News reported. “My old man instilled in my mind from a

White is not right: Campus admins ask
for help weeding out white people

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Daily Caller, by Robby Soave    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 7:47:18 PM     Post Reply
Western Washington University sent a questionnaire to students asking them for advice on how the administration could succeed at making sure that in future years, “we are not as white as we are today.” The question notes that WWU’s racial make up does not perfectly reflect the nation at large, and asks students to consider strategies that other universities have used to focus on skin color as the paramount indicator of a student-applicant’s worth. The president of WWU has stated that his explicit goal is to reduce the white population on campus, according to Campus Reform. “I’ve said before and I’ll say it

If a nuclear bomb exploded in downtown
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The Week, by Marc Ambinder    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/15/2014 4:51:46 AM     Post Reply
Funny question in the headline, yes? But since President Obama worries more about the threat of terrorists´ improvised nuclear device going off in a major American city than anything Russia can throw at us, I was wondering if the government had deigned to share with us citizens any tips for, you know, surviving something their own intelligence points to as the likeliest unlikely Black Swan event. Well, no. And yes. No — very few people in Washington, D.C., who work for the government have any idea what they would do if a 10-kiloton nuclear device exploded at the intersection of 16th and K

Obama taps gay bishop to wrap Easter
Prayer Breakfast with invocation

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 4/15/2014 9:25:28 AM     Post Reply
When President Obama needed a preacher to fulfill the closing prayer duties at the annual White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, he turned to none other than the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop — who said he was as shocked as anyone at the appointment. The Right Rev. Gene Robinson said in a tweet, accompanied by a photo of Mr. Obama behind a podium at the event: “POTUS ‘preaches’ at the Easter prayer breakfast. Then, out of the blue, asks ME to close with prayer. OMG!” Newsmax said he also emphasized that the words he chose to close the breakfast

Casual marijuana use linked with
brain abnormalities, study finds

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Fox News, by Loren Grush    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 6:12:53 PM     Post Reply
Casual marijuana use may come with some not-so-casual side effects. For the first time ever, researchers at Northwestern University have analyzed the relationship between casual use of marijuana and brain changes – and found that young adults who used cannabis just once or twice a week showed significant abnormalities in two important brain structures. The study’s findings, to be published Wednesday in the Journal of Neuroscience, are similar to those of past research linking chronic, long-term marijuana use with mental illness and changes in brain development. Dr. Hans Breiter, co-senior study author, said he was inspired to look at the effects of casual

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