A Message From Lucianne  







S-G1




























ST-GC


   
 
Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


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

Daily Caller, by Jamie Weinstein

Original Article

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

      


Post Reply  

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

nice try Daily Caller. Ain´t gonna work.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    52 persons like this.


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


I shay Daily Collar shucks.


  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    31 persons like this.


   

 

R-G1
  
R-VAR_AD


 
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the voters to coalesce and organize and keeping the focus on the horror this POS "law" is, will eventually get it repealed.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-

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    46 persons like this.


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.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    48 persons like this.


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.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    40 persons like this.


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.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    26 persons like this.


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"

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    25 persons like this.


   

 

  


 
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.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    48 persons like this.


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.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    16 persons like this.


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.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    36 persons like this.


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!
btnboerne

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    21 persons like this.


Reply 12 - Posted by: BarryNo, 10/14/2013 9:46:30 AM     (No. 9564391)

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

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    36 persons like this.


   

 

B-G1


 
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!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    35 persons like this.


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.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    41 persons like this.


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

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    19 persons like this.


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!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    23 persons like this.


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.....

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    35 persons like this.


   

 

R_DBL_B
  


 
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.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    52 persons like this.


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.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    26 persons like this.


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!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    39 persons like this.


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......

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    34 persons like this.


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

I am a Cruzette

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    39 persons like this.


   

 



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

Nuisance Call

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    24 persons like this.


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.


  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    41 persons like this.


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?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    40 persons like this.


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!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    33 persons like this.


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!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    35 persons like this.


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.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    41 persons like this.


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.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    23 persons like this.


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.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    29 persons like this.


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.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    42 persons like this.


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.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    36 persons like this.


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.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    31 persons like this.


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.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    23 persons like this.


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.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    35 persons like this.


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.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    16 persons like this.


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.






  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    26 persons like this.


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.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    39 persons like this.


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.


  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    26 persons like this.



Post Reply   Close thread 756163




Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "Pluperfect"

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "Pluperfect"



Nevada rancher: “I did not graze
my cattle on United States property”
Hot Air, by Allahpundit    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/15/2014 4:35:40 AM     Post Reply
The fairest explainer I’ve found on the Bundy saga is Becket Adams’s post at TheBlaze. If, like me (and Ace), you came to this story after it had already been hyper-polarized and weren’t sure whose facts to trust, try Adams’s Q&A. He plays it straight. In one sense this is complicated — land ownership, grazing rights dating back decades, a court battle, the feds tasing a Bundy family member, even a Harry Reid cameo — but after listening to this Glenn Beck interview with Bundy, it seems surprisingly simple. Bundy stopped paying the BLM in 1993 for grazing rights on

Antiquated law adds billions to fuel costs
New York Post, by William F. Shughart, III    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/15/2014 4:23:57 AM     Post Reply
An obscure 1920 law is costing Americans billions of dollars a year in higher fuel costs. The Jones Act requires that cargo shipped from one US port to another be carried on a US-registered vessel, built, owned and crewed by Americans. This protectionist law was designed to support a shipbuilding industry that no longer exists — but inertia and labor-union muscle keep it on the books. The law mainly makes the news in time of crisis. It delayed shipment of road salt to New Jersey during a shortage last winter — happily, without incident, as the weather moderated before the Garden State

Ukraine and the Obama doctrine: Our president´s
puzzling "go to war or ignore" philosophy
Fox News, by Richard Grenell    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/15/2014 4:18:58 AM     Post Reply
The continuation of Putin’s push into Ukraine makes it official. The Obama Doctrine is to ignore an international crisis or go to war. There is no in between. And President Obama’s been clear that he isn’t going to start any new wars. The recent bipartisan push by Congress to help Ukraine, however, was the latest signal that the president´s foreign policy is unraveling and his doctrine of ‘war or ignore’ is making America less safe. The bill had a huge majority in Congress (378-84 in the House, 98-2 in the Senate) pushing back against a slow and disinterested White House.

People With Old Social
Security Debts Get Reprieve
Associated Press, by Stephen Ohlemacher    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/15/2014 4:12:49 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON -- People with old Social Security debts are getting a reprieve - for now. The Social Security Administration had been participating in a program in which thousands of people were having their tax refunds seized to recoup overpayments that happened more than a decade ago. On Monday, Acting Social Security Commissioner Carolyn W. Colvin said she was suspending the program while the agency conducts a review. Social Security recipients and members of Congress complained that people were being forced to repay overpayments that were sometimes paid to their parents or guardians when they were children.

State GOP gets to vote
on secession at convention
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel [WI], by Daniel Bice    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/14/2014 6:33:38 PM     Post Reply
To secede or not to secede. That will be the question for Wisconsin Republicans at next month´s convention. Earlier this month, the party´s Resolutions Committee voted in favor of a proposal that says the state party "supports legislation that upholds Wisconsin´s right, under extreme circumstances, to secede." A version of the so-called "state sovereignty" resolution was first OK´d last month by one of the state GOP´s eight regional caucuses as an assertion of the state´s 10th Amendment rights. The measure also calls for ending all mandates that go "beyond the scope of the constitutionally delegated powers of the federal government."

Bundy supporters planned to
sacrifice women to feds
Daily Caller, by Rachel Stoltzfoos    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/14/2014 6:19:26 PM     Post Reply
Cliven Bundy supporters were planning to put women on the front lines in case the federal officers started shooting, Former Arizona Sheriff Richard Mack said Monday on Fox News’ “The Real Story.” “We were actually strategizing to put all the women up at the front,” he said. “If they are going to start shooting, it’s going to be women that are going to be televised all across the world getting shot by these rogue federal officers.” Mack and other organizers, reportedly armed, traveled to Nevada to support Bundy during his dispute with the Bureau of Land Management, which had seized hundreds of

Accused bully says judge who sentenced him
to hold sign in public ´destroyed´ his life
Cleveland Plain Dealer [OH], by Adam Ferrise    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/14/2014 5:01:41 AM     Post Reply
SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio — The man accused of bullying his neighbors for 15 years, including children with developmental disabilities, carried out part of his punishment on Sunday by sitting at a busy intersection with a large sign that says he’s a bully. Edmond Aviv, 62, endured five hours of people yelling at him from passing cars while holding a sign that said: "I AM A BULLY! I pick on children that are disabled, and I am intolerant of those that are different from myself. My actions do not reflect an appreciation for the diverse South Euclid community that I live

How Being a Doctor Became
the Most Miserable Profession
Daily Beast, by Daniela Drake    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/14/2014 4:57:27 AM     Post Reply
Nine of 10 doctors discourage others from joining the profession, and 300 physicians commit suicide every year. When did it get this bad? By the end of this year, it’s estimated that 300 physicians will commit suicide. While depression amongst physicians is not new—a few years back, it was named the second most suicidal occupation—the level of sheer unhappiness amongst physicians is on the rise. Simply put, being a doctor has become a miserable and humiliating undertaking. Indeed, many doctors feel that America has declared war on physicians—and both physicians and patients are the losers. Not surprisingly, many doctors want out. Medical students

Don King forgives Sharpton
for snitching on him to feds
New York Post, by Kimberly Mcgee & Bruce Golding    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/14/2014 4:51:07 AM     Post Reply
Infamous boxing promoter Don King isn’t holding a grudge against the Rev. Al Sharpton in the wake of a blockbuster report detailing how Sharpton snitched on King to the FBI. King on Sunday called the revelations about Sharpton’s 1980s work as a paid undercover informant “old news” and praised Sharpton as a “stand-up person” for secretly recording mobsters with a customized Hartmann briefcase provided by the feds. “Al Sharpton had enough guts to fight, if it is true, to fight for others spending their ways and means to take away opportunity,” King told The Post. “How many people would put

NRA endorses McConnell in Ky. primary
The Hill [DC], by Rachel Huggins    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/13/2014 10:44:00 AM     Post Reply
The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund announced Saturday it has endorsed Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) for re-election in the May 20 Kentucky primary. "Mitch McConnell is a true champion of our Second Amendment rights, leading the fight against President Obama, Harry Reid and Michael Bloomberg´s anti-freedom agenda," said Chris W. Cox, chairman of the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund, in a statement. "Sen. McConnell’s steadfast support of our Right to Keep and Bear Arms and hunting heritage has earned him an A+ rating from the NRA.” Participating in a Second Amendment rally with the Sportsmen for Team Mitch

New Scrabble word - geocache -
first ever chosen by gamers
Reuters, by Fausto Giovanny Pinto    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/13/2014 10:13:04 AM     Post Reply
There´s a new word in play on the Scrabble game board: geocache. The word, a verb meaning to track down items as part of a game using a Global Positioning System device, beat out 15 other nominated words in an online fan vote to select the newest addition to The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary. It´s the first change in nearly a decade to the beloved board game in which players build words - and earn points - using alphabet letter tiles, said Hasbro, the Pawtucket, Rhode Island, maker of Scrabble. It´s also the first time the players´ dictionary has included a word chosen

Obama Begins to Say Good-Bye
National Journal, by James Oliphant    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/13/2014 5:20:56 AM     Post Reply
Because you can find anything on the Web, you can easily search and pull up a running clock that tells you just how long, to the second, Barack Obama has been president. It moves in real time. It only feels like it´s speeding up. Constrained by crises over which he has little power to impact events, hemmed in by a divided Congress more interested in scoring points with voters than in legislating, and watching as his potential successor assumes more and more of the political spotlight, Obama may be receding into history more quickly than either he or his aides ever anticipated. It was impossible to listen to the president's speech Thursday



Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



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

53 replie(s)
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

44 replie(s)
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

44 replie(s)
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

Chelsea Clinton no longer
ruling out politics

35 replie(s)
The Hill (Washington DC), by Judy Katz    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 11:57:36 AM     Post Reply
Chelsea Clinton says when people ask her these days whether she wants to go into politics, her answer isn’t an automatic “no.” The 34-year-old former first daughter told Fast Company in an interview published Monday, “for so long the answer was just a visceral no. Not because I had made any conscientious, deliberate decision, but since people had been asking for as long as literally I could remember, it was no." Now, the only child of former President Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton explains, "I live in a city and a state and a country where I

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

34 replie(s)
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 is not right: Campus admins ask
for help weeding out white people

31 replie(s)
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

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

30 replie(s)
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

If a nuclear bomb exploded in downtown
Washington, what should you do?

29 replie(s)
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

Megyn Kelly and the
Sandberg Head Shaker

29 replie(s)
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

Obama taps gay bishop to wrap Easter
Prayer Breakfast with invocation

29 replie(s)
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

Obama Selects First Openly Gay
Episcopal Bishop to Lead Easter Prayer

27 replie(s)
Mediaite, by Andrew Kirell    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 12:46:05 PM     Post Reply
President Obama pulled a surprise move Monday at the White House’s Easter Prayer Breakfast when he selected Gene Robinson to lead the closing prayer. Robinson is famously known as the first openly gay Episcopal bishop. Talking Points Memo’s Tom Kludt spotted the following tweet from Robinson, who was in attendance: (Tweet) Robinson, 66, became diocesan bishop of New Hampshire in March 2004. He retired in January 2013 and is currently a senior fellow at the progressive

Developing: Russian fighter jet buzzes
U.S. Navy destroyer in Black Sea

27 replie(s)
Associated Press, by Lolita C. Baldor    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/14/2014 12:49:12 PM     Post Reply
A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, a U.S. military official said Monday. In the first public account of the incident, the official said the Russian Fencer flew within 1,000 yards of the USS Donald Cook, a Navy destroyer, at about 500 feet above sea level. Ship commanders considered the actions provocative and inconsistent with international agreements, prompting the ship to issue several radio queries and warnings. The fighter appeared to be unarmed and never was in danger of


Post Reply   Close thread 756163





Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google



© 2014 Lucianne.com Media Inc.

NQ