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Ted Cruz’s ‘aw shucks’
act is wearing thin

Daily Caller, by Jamie Weinstein

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 10/14/2013 8:59:59 AM

Ted Cruz’s “aw shucks” act is wearing thin. The Republican senator from Texas likes to pretend he is above the fray of Washington bickering, focused on large issues and too big to engage character assassination. But the reality is that Cruz is the Republican king of nasty attacks. He explodes rhetorical nuclear bombs on his opponents, only to feign outrage when his victims respond in kind, or in many cases, with relative spitballs. Take his defund Obamacare effort. The tactic to eliminate President Obama’s health care law had zero prospect of success, which Cruz undoubtedly knew despite what he sold the conservative

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: stopevhillary, 10/14/2013 9:04:15 AM     (No. 9564305)

nice try Daily Caller. Ain´t gonna work.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: reilly, 10/14/2013 9:05:32 AM     (No. 9564306)


I shay Daily Collar shucks.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: dudette4freedom, 10/14/2013 9:05:47 AM     (No. 9564307)

Jamie the coconut doesnt understand it is a process---Cruz focused naitonal attention on the disastrous obamacare --you fight whether you have the votes or no because that enables the voters to coalesce and organize and keeping the focus on the horror this POS "law" is, will eventually get it repealed. Prohibition didnt stand and neither did slavery-

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Reply 4 - Posted by: janjan, 10/14/2013 9:08:43 AM     (No. 9564312)

He is no doubt wearing very thin with the liberals and we want him to.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: FlatCityGirl, 10/14/2013 9:10:01 AM     (No. 9564314)

Weinstein´s article is not well received at the Daily Caller, evidenced by the following --which I could not have said better myself:

The only thing wearing thin is this clown´s articles.;

Weinstein´s been veering towards the squish lane for some time, now -- this just seals the deal -- if I want to read bilge like this I know where to find the HuffPo....;

I can guarantee the real reason weinstien doesn´t like Cruz is not revealed in this article.;

Many Americans know and admire Cruz now but still have never heard of Jamie Weinstien.;

This article was stupid.;

I´m with Cruz.

It goes on from there, and it doesn´t get any better for Weinstein.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 10/14/2013 9:18:59 AM     (No. 9564326)

Little Jamie´s claim to fame is that he was the funniest celebrity in Washington DC in 2011.

Funny = as in rubber crutch?

Jamie is tiresome. Wearing very thin.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: jackson, 10/14/2013 9:22:14 AM     (No. 9564331)

And... The follow-up "Obama´s I will not rest, everyday I focus, this is unprecedented, I, Me, My act is wearing WAY thinner"

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Reply 8 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 10/14/2013 9:27:27 AM     (No. 9564349)

I am with Cruz 100%. He is my senator, and I am so incredibly proud of the actions he is taking.

And if that drives the lie-berals crazy, all the better.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: right-turn, 10/14/2013 9:28:34 AM     (No. 9564353)

Another writer with the brains of a worm. There is nothing about this column that is worth the space it takes up.
Why did I read it??? I don´t know.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: chicodon, 10/14/2013 9:33:01 AM     (No. 9564361)

#7
The RINOs will cave in the end as they would have anyway. The Tea Party will be seen as the only obstacle that Obama faced. That´s good enough for me. Bring on the primaries.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: bluebonnet, 10/14/2013 9:36:47 AM     (No. 9564372)

Glad I read the replies here before going to the article, something I rarely do.

Y´all did a fellow L-Dotter a great service. Thank you!
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Reply 12 - Posted by: BarryNo, 10/14/2013 9:46:30 AM     (No. 9564391)

Aw, shucks... Sounds like someone is feeling testy...

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Rockdoc, 10/14/2013 9:47:18 AM     (No. 9564393)

Cruz is out for Cruz...and he´s sucked all the flame throwers on this site into thinking he´s the messiah...more like the Pied Piper...if this shutdown garbage wasn´t dominating the news, the conservatives would be totally destroying Obama and Obamacare and all the Dems that voted for it...now could lose the sequester!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Mildred, 10/14/2013 9:52:40 AM     (No. 9564403)

When Ted Cruz started, how many thought he would bring so much attention to this unworkable health insurance problem? The democrats don´t like this because they all get in line and repeat what they are told to say. Whether Ted Cruz wins or loses this fight, at least he tried and stood up for what he believes is the right thing to do. Weinstein doesn´t know what else to write about because he´s lazy and he doesn´t know he really isn´t as smart as he thinks he is.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: earlybird, 10/14/2013 9:55:06 AM     (No. 9564406)

Weinstein is a college-educated lightweight.

Here Diana West dissects his interview of Geert Wilders - "Fantasy Islam v. Islam".

http://www.dianawest.net/Home/tabid/36/EntryId/2130/Fantasy-Islam-vs-Islam.aspx

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Reply 16 - Posted by: hamrman, 10/14/2013 9:56:28 AM     (No. 9564410)

No what is more annoying is the Looney Left´s constant whining about anybody who stands up against their ludicrous anti-American agenda...a clear cut case of CDS...Cruz Derangement Syndrome!

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Desert Fox, 10/14/2013 9:58:35 AM     (No. 9564418)

The Neville Chamberlain RepublicRats are out in force. Nothing in the article worth sacrificing brain cells for that the CDS individuals have not stated before. Yet more Venomous Vitriol put on display by Tokyo Rove´s Gangrene Girls.....

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Reply 18 - Posted by: forward, 10/14/2013 9:59:50 AM     (No. 9564423)

Is it better to "stand up to Obama!" and get a lot of attention but ultimately lose, politically, in terms of ObamaCare going into full effect and in terms of Republicans´ popularity in general? I really don´t like our weakened position coming out of this whole thing. I wish Cruz had focused it all on the "ObamaCare" website - using that as the deal maker: if it isn´t working, shut it all down. That was the leverage. We really missed that opportunity here. Most Americans do not want the government shut down, all this wasted money and workers made idle. They just don´t. It is very unpopular - one poll can be wrong but ten are not wrong. Sorry but I am not on the Cruz train.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Whamdbambam, 10/14/2013 9:59:55 AM     (No. 9564426)

Funny, for me, The Daily Caller’s ‘we´re just trying to help’ act is wearing thin.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Freeloader, 10/14/2013 10:19:05 AM     (No. 9564456)

"Wearing thin" in Midtown Manhattan, Downtown Detroit, Camden, NJ, Hollywood, Georgetown and South Chi-Town, but soaring off the charts out here in flyover country!

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Reply 21 - Posted by: yuban, 10/14/2013 10:21:09 AM     (No. 9564459)

Those not on the Cruz train are also not fond of Palin, Lee, Bachmann etc. You would much rather keep the status quo and go along to get along. Anyone willing to take a stand against DC is A-OK in my book. All aboard......

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Reply 22 - Posted by: frenesi1, 10/14/2013 10:28:13 AM     (No. 9564470)

I am a Cruzette

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Reply 23 - Posted by: RancherJack, 10/14/2013 10:34:56 AM     (No. 9564483)

Nuisance Call

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Reply 24 - Posted by: horacer, 10/14/2013 10:43:59 AM     (No. 9564500)

Still, Cruz pushes on, acting like he is the victim of scurrilous attacks and suggesting he is too noble to respond in kind.

Hmmm... sort of like Sarah Palin. 90% of spending on Obamacare is mandatory. The government is shutdown now. Is Obamacare? No. So what would defunding accomplish. Boehner had the right strategy. Push for entitlement reform and delay Obamacare using the debt limit. We had a clean CR with the sequester cuts in place. Elections change policy not tantrums.


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Reply 25 - Posted by: StormCnter, 10/14/2013 10:44:14 AM     (No. 9564502)

Weinstein´s piece is a bit too harsh, but my question is what was accomplished with the defund tactic? We lost all that time that could have been used hammering on the October 1 startup and how deficient it was, plus there were the flying accusations from the defunders against other GOPers who didn´t think this was going anywhere, and that really damaged us in the polls. So, there was a lot of name-calling, a lot of finger-pointing, but all within our own ranks. In the end, Lee and Cruz admitted they knew the effort was futile. So what did we gain?

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Reply 26 - Posted by: integrity7, 10/14/2013 10:53:36 AM     (No. 9564513)

Sorry folks - there was no other plan that somehow Lee´s and Cruz´s plan stopped from happening or interfered with.

Not any plan was made that could have succeeded in forcing Reid/Obama to give any ground at all.

It wouldn´t have mattered, none could have forced any outcome that the Durbin-Schumer type zombie Left was determined to stop, and everyone who is against THEM is to be non-stop demonized. Doesn´t matter the alleged "plan", the names Boehner, McConnell, or Lee, Cruz.

But this way the people are fired up and involved.

The people themselves are fighting this totalitarianism.

As they should and must!

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Me?Opinionated?Nah!, 10/14/2013 10:59:19 AM     (No. 9564522)

When I’m forming an opinion about someone or something, I don’t consider how my opinion will play out politically. I’m stuck with me. I have to live with myself. I think Bill Shakespeare said it best. “To thine own self be true!” Works for me!

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Reply 28 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 10/14/2013 11:01:13 AM     (No. 9564529)

The article details Cruz´s convenient memory lapses or outright lies when confronted with his past statements against fellow Republicans.
Republicans who were minding their own business and were subjected to Cruz´s spontaneous vitriol and slander in their home districts.
Which is still inexplicable.
There´s something off about the guy , he´s obviously dishonest and tries to pretend otherwise.
Kinda like Obama.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: killerbee, 10/14/2013 11:13:13 AM     (No. 9564543)

At the end of the first vote for Obamacare, the Republicans could (and still do) say that not one of them voted for it. The Democrats owned it.

If no one had fought against it right up to implementation, that would have been tacit agreement with the law.

The people are energized. The media is working overtime to destroy Cruz which shows you how freaked they are not only that the plan is already a disaster but that someone has been vocal against it.

If it should come to pass that right-leaning voters say "who fought for me?" then you know the folders will come out of the woodwork trying to claim that they did. Just like Graham, et. al., try to say that they voted against it when they actually voted for cloture which gave all the power back to Harry Reid. They will be exposed.

If the GOP is losing this fight than they were already losing and sucking up to the Dem media won´t do a darn thing. Best to go down fighting rather than capitulating right up until the moment they cut off your head.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: postaway, 10/14/2013 11:37:52 AM     (No. 9564605)

Whatever you think of Ted Cruz, and I have no personal knowledge of the man nor of his motives, some of you seem to think that we conservatives have gotten even one thing that we´ve wanted since 1995, but we haven´t. We have been consistently having our heads handed to us. It´s hard for me to believe that Ted Cruz´s speech was the difference between winning or losing this battle.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: SheikYerBooty, 10/14/2013 11:55:04 AM     (No. 9564641)

Our resident Cruz/Palin haters are so depressed they took up a collection to send a case of whiteboards to their Karl Rove.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: olcap, 10/14/2013 12:03:57 PM     (No. 9564664)

I really liked Cruz a LOT - until I found out his wife is a Goldman-Sachs VP. More of the same folks, the same crooks.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: MissMolly, 10/14/2013 12:07:29 PM     (No. 9564672)

Cruz probably has a real political future, but I surely do hope he gives up the victim schtick. There is nothing less attractive in a public figure.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 10/14/2013 12:29:30 PM     (No. 9564698)

#33, I think you are referring to Eric Cantor? I know it has come out that Cantor´s wife is on a board that should be causing him some ethics issues right now.

With all the moderate squishes and their obtuseness, and the troll squealing today, it looks like Ted Cruz is right over the target where he needs to be. The flack is flying nicely.

I am sick of moderates always advocating the so-called peaceful approach, which is another way of caving imo. Laying down in the middle of the road always gets you killed.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: MissMolly, 10/14/2013 12:35:47 PM     (No. 9564711)

#35, Ted Cruz´s wife, Heidi Cruz, is an executive at Goldman-Sachs and, as he stated in his speech/filibuster to Senator Durbin, he does not participate in the coverage available from the government. Cruz´s wife, Heidi Nelson Cruz, is a regional head of a Goldman Sachs division. This is from the NYTimes:

Goldman’s 400 or so managing directors and its top executive officers participate in the bank’s executive medical and dental program as part of their benefits, according to documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The program generally costs the bank $40,543 in premiums annually for each participant’s family.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Ret.TxLeo, 10/14/2013 12:58:40 PM     (No. 9564745)

Awe...Jamie Sugar... bless your little dark socialist heart. Your zero hero Barrycare money laundering operation deserves to be shut down. Take off your rose colored utopia/socialist glasses precious. Put on a man´s suit quit wearing the one provided by this administration latest in Alenski fashionwear, the mandarin collar isn´t very becoming, not to mention the shackle bracelet´s that it comes with.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: MDMuskrat, 10/14/2013 1:13:23 PM     (No. 9564776)

Thanx, OP, for bringing us this anti-Cruz diatribe from this ally of Maureen Dowd. Some L-Dotters even liked it; others (daresay I, a majority) did not. IMHO, anyone who dislikes Geert Wilders and what he boldly stands for (thanx #16) is on the wrong side of reality.

Little Jamie Weinstein can’t even be troubled to proofread his own work, informing us that. “On Saturday, he [Cruz] won the Voters Values Summit straw poll by a very wide margin.” [Jamie, it was the Value Voters Summit, and Senator Cruz took 42% of the vote, with the second & third place finishers tied at 13%. But don’t feel too bad, another person like you, Paul Mirengoff, over at Power Line, puts “Value Voters” in quotes.]

What did Senator Cruz accomplish with his fabulous filibuster? He showed America, via the indispensable CSPAN, just how bad Obamacare is. He showed America that there is least one articulate, principled politician in Washington who is serving with “a servant’s heart.” And, when he was about to be cut off, he showed that the odious Harry Reid wanted to bring out pathetic John McCain to debate Cruz (how about that bipartisanship, eh).

A few of us here may not vote for Ted Cruz in 2016, but that’s OK; you don’t need 100% to win the presidency.






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Reply 38 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 10/14/2013 1:15:33 PM     (No. 9564779)

Another article posted by a member of our cabal, with the rest of the chorus chiming in. If they worked as diligently against the left as they do against those targeted by the left and the Kneepad Media, their common enemy I suspect, maybe something could be get done to dethrone the boy king. They seem to share the mindset that we should all "lay back and enjoy it", instead of fighting with every fiber of our being.

As I´ve stated in the past, the patrons of this salon fall into two categories, Republicans who are actively engaged in keeping the status-quo and doctrinal conservatives. I´ll take a wild guess that the first group are dominated by those who are in the top five percent of wage-earners who thrive regardless of the party in power, albeit paying a larger tax burden under Democrats. The rest of us support those that give voice to the concerns of the rest of us who weren´t to the manor born. There are more of us than there are of them, and they´re dismayed that they no longer call the shots.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Safari Man, 10/15/2013 10:31:37 AM     (No. 9565932)

Ted Cruz is like carbon steel -- the more you pound on it, the tougher it gets.


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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

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

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

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

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

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

What Really Happened at the Bay of Pigs
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Townhall, by Humberto Fontova    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 4/19/2014 8:41:20 AM     Post Reply
(You always hear and read of a “fiasco,” a “defeat” a “disaster” at the Bay of Pigs, 53 years ago this week. But you rarely hear about the cause. Here it is.) "They fought like tigers," writes the CIA officer who helped train the Cubans who splashed ashore at the Bay of Pigs 53 years ago this week. "But their fight was doomed before the first man hit the beach." That CIA man, Grayston Lynch, knew something about fighting – and about long odds. He carried scars from Omaha Beach, The Battle of the Bulge and Korea´s Heartbreak Ridge. But

Western lawmakers gather in Utah
to talk federal land takeover

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Salt Lake Tribune [UT], by Kristen Moulton    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/19/2014 10:46:32 AM     Post Reply
It’s time for Western states to take control of federal lands within their borders, lawmakers and county commissioners from Western states said at Utah’s Capitol on Friday. More than 50 political leaders from nine states convened for the first time to talk about their joint goal: wresting control of oil-, timber -and mineral-rich lands away from the feds. "It’s simply time," said Rep. Ken Ivory, R-West Jordan, who organized the Legislative Summit on the Transfer for Public Lands along with Montana state Sen. Jennifer Fielder. "The urgency is now." Utah House Speaker Becky Lockhart, R-Provo, was flanked by a dozen participants, including


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