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WH Official Blames Republicans
for Obamacare Website Problems

Breitbart´s Big Government, by Warner Todd Huston

Original Article

Posted By:Desert Fox, 10/19/2013 5:33:29 AM

An unnamed Obama administration official claimed that the White House feared GOP subpoenas would slow their work on the Obamacare website, leading to keeping its design in-house with "trusted campaign tech experts" that seemed to have spectacularly failed at creating a successful commerce website. In a Politico article lamenting the second week of failed performance of Healthcare.gov, the Obamacare insurance website, the unnamed official attempts to explain why the whole thing has been such a dismal failure: it´s the Republican´s fault. "Facing such intense opposition from congressional Republicans," Politico wrote, "the administration was in a bunker mentality as it built the enrollment

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: LAW428, 10/19/2013 6:07:50 AM     (No. 9572135)

It is so Obamaesque to blame others for this pathetic incompetence. I´m surprised the "unnamed Obama administration official" didn´t include Bush by name as well.

The "petulant child" administration projecting its own failures on others. How quaint.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Bazi, 10/19/2013 6:13:20 AM     (No. 9572137)

What took so long?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: geo11, 10/19/2013 6:20:59 AM     (No. 9572143)

Bush and Cheney hacked into the Obamacare website.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Safari Man, 10/19/2013 6:36:23 AM     (No. 9572146)

It must be great being a Dimocrat -- the more you screw up and make a dismal mess of things, the worse it is for your opponents.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: StormCnter, 10/19/2013 6:38:54 AM     (No. 9572147)

Anyone watching Bret Baier´s panel last night heard Juan Williams blaming the GOP, too. Krauthammer could hardly contain himself while listening.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: JAN, 10/19/2013 6:40:33 AM     (No. 9572148)

I knew it,I new it. They are all smoking crack.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: JAN, 10/19/2013 6:41:18 AM     (No. 9572149)

sorry about the typo. computer not fully awake yet.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Rinktum, 10/19/2013 6:59:52 AM     (No. 9572163)

The audacity of this administration and its drooling supporters is breath taking. They could not get away with this infantile behavior if the media would do its job. Since that won´t happen, we need a counter balance and folks, we are it. Either we fight for the truth or Obama´s lies will swallow this country.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Pearson365, 10/19/2013 7:00:38 AM     (No. 9572164)

This is easy: the "unarmed" source is surely Dan Pfieffer, Obama´s WH Miscommunications Director, who is carrying on in the tradition of Nixon´s lawless goons, Erhlichman and Haldeman. Dan had just used his suicide vest slur on Ted Cruz and the GOP, so he had to invent a new smear to deflect blame from his messiah, Barack Ohowdiabolical.

Like Haldeman and Erhlichma, Dan would surely walk over his grandmother in order to attack the GOP on behalf of Obama. Dan most likely briefs over paid dummies like Juan Williams before Juan appears on FNC shows. Unfortunately, I can only Mute Juan W but not the perpetrator, Dan P,

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Pearson365, 10/19/2013 7:03:05 AM     (No. 9572168)

Apologies, "unnamed source". Dan Pfieffer is armed with a fully loaded assault tongue.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Patchy groundfog, 10/19/2013 7:13:06 AM     (No. 9572180)

The official? The president himself.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: WhamDBambam, 10/19/2013 7:13:47 AM     (No. 9572181)

Once again, if "it" (this time, Republicans) causes every ill, you´re not discussing politics, you´re talking religion.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: GringoinQuito, 10/19/2013 7:54:16 AM     (No. 9572227)

If you tell a lie long enough, the lofos will believe it.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: M2, 10/19/2013 7:56:26 AM     (No. 9572231)

The accusation is truly a howler. The very people who refused to have anything to do with O´Care and who voted en masse to delay or defund aspects of it are being blamed for its failures. Only in Obama´s America could people make this accusation with a straight face.

I am praying the GOP´s "right wing extremists" keep the pressure on. This isn´t a one-time vote, a one-issue battle. This is a full-blown war against our Constitution and against the American people.

We must win it or die trying.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: sal, 10/19/2013 7:57:59 AM     (No. 9572233)

A ‘bunker mentality’? Really?? C’mon, what’s to fear from a little transparency on how to build a commercial website?

Dad, I think the kids are up to no good down in the WH basement – better go take a look….


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Reply 16 - Posted by: hoopsfan, 10/19/2013 8:00:11 AM     (No. 9572235)

Really one of the more pathetic attempts at passing blame that the Obama crowd has tried.

One reason it won´t fly? Senator Ted Cruz´s fine work at firmly establishing complete opposition to Obamacare.



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Reply 17 - Posted by: uno, 10/19/2013 8:13:52 AM     (No. 9572247)

When I think about how many times Rats blame Republicans for their failures, I can´t help but think that Republicans must be the most powerful, influential people in the world! Why according to the Rats Republicans can do ANYTHING because they are always the root cause of all their problems, even after all these years of being in the minority! Slap a fellow Republican on the back today and leap a tall building because we are the party of Supermen! Isn´t that just amazing!

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Bubbasuncle, 10/19/2013 8:14:31 AM     (No. 9572248)

The Liberal/Progressive answer to "You can´t fix stupid/incompetency" is always "Because you haven´t spent enough money." They´ve been doing it with education for years.
This shouldn´t surprise any of us, because of course being a "Liberal means never having to say you´re responsible."

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Reply 19 - Posted by: jawjapeach, 10/19/2013 8:17:46 AM     (No. 9572250)

They´re saying this with a straight face, but, you knew this would happen. They will blame everyone and anyone except prezbo!

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Reply 20 - Posted by: pgvoisin, 10/19/2013 8:26:41 AM     (No. 9572262)



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Reply 21 - Posted by: jacksin5, 10/19/2013 8:27:35 AM     (No. 9572263)

No doubt another setting on the Bush/Cheney Hurricane Machine.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: pgvoisin, 10/19/2013 8:32:33 AM     (No. 9572270)

The "Buck" will NEVER stop at the Progressive White House since Truth and Accountability are outlawed there. Besides, the dollar is worth less now than when Obama was "installed" in office.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Newtsche, 10/19/2013 8:37:48 AM     (No. 9572278)

The seriousness of the charge should create enough traction for the Lo-fo´s.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: WimeTarmerFable, 10/19/2013 8:38:44 AM     (No. 9572279)

They have all gone mental trying to justify anything that this Regime does...

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Reply 25 - Posted by: GOPSecretary, 10/19/2013 8:41:12 AM     (No. 9572282)

I´m remembering when this fiasco was concocted and the Dems went into a conference room and locked the door. Then told everyone in there, if you tell any Repub what is said in here you will not be invited back. Bunker mentality?

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Reply 26 - Posted by: ocjim, 10/19/2013 8:53:55 AM     (No. 9572306)

With corrupt news media complicity, the WH is probably optimistic about selling this sophistry. Many folks believe that without Republican opposition Obama could have gotten a jobs program through that would have dramatically improved the economy.
So many things are possible when you have a compliant and ready propaganda arm at your disposal.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: mizzmac, 10/19/2013 8:57:19 AM     (No. 9572312)

Nobody likes a whiner, Barack. "You won," remember? Time to man up, if you´re able.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Poobah, 10/19/2013 8:57:41 AM     (No. 9572313)

When the Democrats start blaming the Republicans for this mess, it means they can´t fix it.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: arkfamily, 10/19/2013 8:58:27 AM     (No. 9572314)

It is because the Republicans didn´t give them the billions and billions of dollars to spend on the website.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: steveW, 10/19/2013 9:01:06 AM     (No. 9572316)

It is only logical that Republicans are to blame. After all, if it weren´t for them, Our Glorious Socialist Future would be here now.

Republicans also cause cancer, famine, the black plague and workplace violence. It´s only logical.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 10/19/2013 9:19:27 AM     (No. 9572347)

Predictable as the sun rising in the East - another blinding, leftist lie on the horizon.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 10/19/2013 9:22:53 AM     (No. 9572352)

I´m slipping. Meant to say "another day, another blinding, leftist lie".

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Arby, 10/19/2013 9:42:49 AM     (No. 9572384)

Ya gotta love these guys. The next thing we´ll see them do is blame George Bush for something that happened before he was born. Didn´t anyone ever tell them that excuse-making is the hallmark of losers?

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Reply 34 - Posted by: donnaclaire, 10/19/2013 9:52:11 AM     (No. 9572399)

Bush did it, of course.


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Reply 35 - Posted by: Fitzroy, 10/19/2013 10:02:42 AM     (No. 9572419)

The Soviets always had the same excuse for their failures: sabotage. That´s about to become the keyword for searching Democratic talking points.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: jebediah, 10/19/2013 10:03:59 AM     (No. 9572424)

Every time I get to like Juan Williams I change my mind as he trots out (on different shows and after having been disproven on the last) the same old Dem talking points. No matter how preposterous.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: ida Lou Pino, 10/19/2013 10:04:21 AM     (No. 9572425)

My, my - - how Juan Williams has fallen.

He used to be that rarest of species - - a leftist who was thoughtful and honorable. But he has completely dived into the kool-aid tank for 0bama - - becoming just another reliable parrot of leftist talking points.

He sold his immortal soul for - - exactly what?

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Watlines, 10/19/2013 10:11:54 AM     (No. 9572436)

I could not believe Juan Williams would try to blame Obamacare´s failure on the Republicans on Fox News the other night.

His comments drew laughter from Bret Bair and the other panelists, and rightly so. When you can´t win an argument blame Republicans, Bush or Racism. Take your pick.

At that point I turned to my wife and told her that I would no longer listen to Juan Williams during debates. I´m going for the mute button.

I´ve had enough of his biased analysis. He´s a liberal party hack to the core. Why not join the administration like the scores of media journalists have done and quit pretending?

Fox would do better to replace him with Dennis Kucinich. I don´t agree with many of his opinions, but I respect them.

O´Reilly take note: I´m muting Juan on The Factor too.


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Reply 39 - Posted by: Grambo, 10/19/2013 10:18:17 AM     (No. 9572450)

Obamacare will forever be the Ozymandius culmination of the Marxist/Muslim incarnation of the Democrat Party.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 10/19/2013 10:27:37 AM     (No. 9572475)

I for one have had enough of Jauny the Swami. I know Fox uses him many times a day, every day to pull in those blacks and other liberals for ratings, but he is tiresome. Very. Drop him for week or two will ya Fox, or maybe for good?

Man, the garbage we have to did out from under!

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Reply 41 - Posted by: starboard, 10/19/2013 10:32:42 AM     (No. 9572482)

As soon as I see Juan Williams or Jehmu Green, I switch to Fox Business Network. I wonder how much FOX Pays them for their diatribe. I won´t watch Hannity anymore because of Jehmu.
Every now an then Juan will throw a bone to the moderates. Make no mistake, he´s a hard core leftist who spews falsehoods and lies.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua, 10/19/2013 10:36:20 AM     (No. 9572488)

Once again the Obama gang refuses to take responsibility for their actions and blames others.

Republicans and Tea Party can make this their response every time Obama and his cronies try to blame someone.

Once again Obama refuses to take responsibility.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: faith_and_reason, 10/19/2013 10:44:46 AM     (No. 9572503)

All of those brilliant, logic-loving programmers are to blame for refusing to work for a company that hates brilliance and logic.

Or did they apply and simply fail to pass enough "loyalty to the Fuhrer" tests? Perhaps progressives have a different definition of brilliance and logic.

Perhaps all of the above?

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Reply 44 - Posted by: Dixie, 10/19/2013 10:48:02 AM     (No. 9572509)

This is HILARIOUS!
I sent the link to this article to most of my email list (which contains Democrats, RINOs and Tea Party) under the heading "Your Chuckle for the Day".

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Reply 45 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 10/19/2013 11:07:13 AM     (No. 9572541)

Obama does not mind appearing incompetent. It has been the hallmark of his presidency. What matters to him is his end game, which appears to be working quite nicely. Pointing fingers, blaming others an outright lying to the American people is just his means to his end. If it gets him where he wants to take us, he`s fine with it. Oh, and don`t think he`s going away in 2016. After the midterms in 2014, there will be a clarion call from the Left for a 3rd term under the guise of, the people should have the right to choose who they want no matter what is written in the law, tactic. He isn`t transforming the nation just to walk away and possibly let someone else undo his handiwork.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 10/19/2013 11:14:45 AM     (No. 9572551)

Get over it liberals. Your man in the WH is a total failure at everything he touches. You all need to just own it and move on. Republicans did not choose this company. Obama and ValJar did.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: planetgeo, 10/19/2013 11:26:31 AM     (No. 9572563)

I was a guest speaker at a colloquium of high level healthcare technology leaders the last few days, discussing the future of healthcare systems from many different perspectives. The key term we focused on and which the general public needs to remember in order to understand the full scope of the problem is "interoperability". In simple terms, it means that at present, the multiple systems in healthcare today (government, hospitals, physicians, insurance, etc. ) don´t connect well at the basic data layer.

This problem will not go away. And the massive attempt (requirement actually) to connect them in the Healthcare.gov system will not be successful in the near term. By near term, we´re talking years, not merely months. In other words, the problems are not "glitches" or bugs, they´re systemic.

Our consensus was that they will desperately try to cobble together a kluged solution combining manual and semi-automated processes, but the core system will need to be totally rebuilt (years to do) and they will need to develop mandated healthcare data and system interoperability standards over the next 5-10 years.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: Grambo, 10/19/2013 11:43:08 AM     (No. 9572595)

Those who fear that this mess is a step on the way to implementing one payer health care should rejoice in Obamacare’s spectacular failure. If this is the best they could do, they’ll never manage to build a one payer system.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: M Stuart, 10/19/2013 1:26:03 PM     (No. 9572752)

#25 I also remember how secretive Pelosi & co were. They hid 0bamacare from the R´s and wouldn´t give them access & time to read it. "Have to pass it to find out what´s in it."-Granny Nan Pelosi

Now they say it´s the law of the land? We should respect the rape of the country?

I figure that if they hurt people for two or three years, 0bama will be given credit & praise for having tackled and beaten such a difficult task!

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Reply 50 - Posted by: veritas4ever, 10/19/2013 1:50:54 PM     (No. 9572778)

The problem with Juan Williams is Fox News, roger Ailes, Hannity and O´Reilly. I cannot tell you how many times I have written to each. How many comments I have made on Fox comment line about Williams AND Beckel. I have written to Ailes using snail mail, not the courtesy response just saying your letter has been received.
Juan Williams is a graduate of the Bob Beckel School of BS, graduating 1st in his class with the honorarium, MAXIMA CUM LOUD.
HE IS ALSO A RACIST, THE REASON HE WAS FIRED BY NPR WAS FOR HIS SO CALLED INSENSITIVE COMMENTS ON MUSLIMS. Although at the time and today he was right on that one.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: losgatos, 10/19/2013 3:22:55 PM     (No. 9572861)

Thank you poster 47. It´s really nice to hear the truth from someone you trust.

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Reply 52 - Posted by: strike3, 10/19/2013 5:36:25 PM     (No. 9572972)

Obama´s endgame only looks like it´s working because the inevitable result of stupidity and incompetence results in so much damage to the country. If he´s lucky, his real end will not involve a rope and a lamp post, a la Mussolini.

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Reply 53 - Posted by: TheCommish, 10/19/2013 6:14:04 PM     (No. 9573016)

The best description I ever heard of Juan Williams is that he is the Democrat Talking Point Crash Dummy. They trot him out to test an absurd talking point to see how it flies with the faithful.

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Reply 54 - Posted by: ArtieC, 10/19/2013 6:54:37 PM     (No. 9573060)

Good Lord, they just never give up do they? Next it´ll be Bush´s fault again.

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Reply 55 - Posted by: Rafter, 10/19/2013 7:24:02 PM     (No. 9573085)

Heard it was actually... dat ol´ debbil moon.

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Reply 56 - Posted by: lil dotty, 10/19/2013 10:17:50 PM     (No. 9573205)

It´s certainly a sad fact when the ultra lib Beckle has more honor, brains and courage to tell the truth than does Juan Williams....and it this time it seems as though that might be so. Move over Juan, your horse has died on the track. Trouble is Bob turns in a matter of minutes. He is as bad as Juan.





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Reply 57 - Posted by: Sanchin, 10/19/2013 11:37:20 PM     (No. 9573251)

This constant need and now acceptable habit of blaming everyone for your own failures is one of main reasons as why so many believe the best days of America are over. (Reference to other article in "must reads".

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Reply 58 - Posted by: Trigger2, 10/20/2013 1:50:58 AM     (No. 9573287)

Sorry libtards - you proposed it; you passed it to find out what´s in it; you OWN it.

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Reply 59 - Posted by: nevernaught, 10/20/2013 10:15:33 AM     (No. 9573617)

Since when has this White House paid any attention to minimal things like the Constitution, subpoenas, or any legal document for that matter.

They rammed through this health care law when they had control of both houses of Congress and the Presidency. They didn´t read the law, and the President has changed that law illegally and arbitrarily since they passed it. The Democrats own this law, it is their creation and it is a disaster.

So, after the whole program crashed on day one, and chaos reigns, some unnamed White House Pip Squeak blames Republicans for the Obamacare Website problems. The ones they originated. These are whiney, lying, crass and clueless people on any given day, but they still manage to exceed all levels of low expectations.

A tip of the hat to the RINO´s in the House and Senate. Surrender is always an option with these people. Some of them sell out cheap and while they get new and revised Dams, the taxpayers get screwed again.

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Reply 60 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 10/20/2013 11:30:28 AM     (No. 9573786)

Beckle´s slimiest trick is to constantly claim cultural and technical illiteracy as a way of deflecting any and all explanations or examples which might prove him wrong.

This followed by snarky passive-aggressive, ad hom, holier than thou attacks.

.....and this predictable cycle is repeated with most issues.

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Reply 61 - Posted by: Peterfleming, 10/20/2013 3:18:37 PM     (No. 9574075)

Think of this as communism. Easy. The history of. Their propaganda going back to lenin

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Reply 62 - Posted by: bighambone, 10/20/2013 10:39:29 PM     (No. 9574500)

Well as long as more then half of the country is so stupid as to believe the liberal Democrats when they continuously blame the Republicans for Obama crew incompetence, the Democrats will make such misinformation campaigns a permanent part of their play book.

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The GOP has been hijacked. That’s right, hijacked. Over the past 100 years, an elite progressive minority has taken the Republican Party far afield from its conservative platform and the interests and values of its grassroots conservative base. I’ll admit that, in the aftermath of the disappointments of the 2012 elections, conservatives like me are angry. We are angry at being blamed for Mitt Romney’s defeat, when we argued from the beginning that he was a Big Government establishment politician and that if he ran a content-free campaign, he would lose. We are angry at the disrespect shown to limited-government constitutional conservatives

Not All Presidential Offspring Equal:
Newscasts Which Ignored Bush
Pregnancy Now Trumpet Chelsea Clinton’s
Newsbusters, by Brent Baker    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/18/2014 12:53:25 PM     Post Reply
On Wednesday morning, December 12, 2012, Jenna Bush Hager, the daughter of former President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush, announced on NBC’s Today show that she was expecting. That evening, the NBC Nightly News allocated 33 seconds to the revelation while neither ABC’s World News nor the CBS Evening News bothered to mention it. Today (Thursday, April 17), Chelsea Clinton, daughter of a President and First Lady belonging to the media’s preferred party, announced at a Clinton Global Initiative event in New York City that she is pregnant – and the networks broke out the baby showers in

Report: Boehner ´Hellbent´ on
Passing Amnesty This Year
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Tony Lee    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/18/2014 12:37:39 PM     Post Reply
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) is "hellbent" on passing amnesty legislation, and other GOP leaders are signaling to donors and lobbyists that they also want to pass legislation this Congress, even though attempting to do so would depress the GOP base and create divisions within the party ahead of 2014´s midterm elections that could give Republicans control of Congress. According to the Wall Street Journal, Boehner told donors at a Las Vegas fundraiser in March that he was "hellbent on getting this done this year." After he met with President Barack Obama at the White House in February, Boehner said that

Students Demand Acknowledgement of
Robert E. Lee´s ´Racist and Dishonorable Conduct´
Breitbart´s Big Government, by AWR Hawkins    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/18/2014 12:35:28 PM     Post Reply
A group of seven multiracial Washington and Lee University (W&L) students are demanding the school remove all Confederate flags from campus and "acknowledge" General Robert E. Lee´s "dishonorable side." According to the Roanoke Times, "seven multiracial students, calling themselves ´The Committee,´" have also demanded the school "acknowledge and apologize for participating in chattel slavery." They want recognition of "Martin Luther King Jr. Day on the undergraduate campus" and an end to "neo-Confederates" marching across campus "to the Lee Chapel on Lee-Jackson Day." The students say they will "engage in civil disobedience" if their demands are not met by September 1st. They added: "The

Hillary Clinton´s New Book Title
Has Already Been Used by a
Former Secretary of State
National Journal, by Matt Berman    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/18/2014 11:50:44 AM     Post Reply
Hillary Clinton´s upcoming memoir, which is expected to look back at her time as secretary of State, now has a name: Hard Choices. Which is an okay title! She no doubt had to make some tough decisions while at State, and has at least one big decision to make coming up in the next year or so. But the former Cabinet member and possible future presidential candidate may have been better served by a different title—like, say, Tough Decisions. Because Hard Choices has already been used. By another former secretary of State. In 1983, Cyrus Vance, who served as secretary of State

The United States of SWAT?
National Review Online, by John Fund    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/18/2014 11:48:33 AM     Post Reply
Regardless of how people feel about Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s standoff with the federal Bureau of Land Management over his cattle’s grazing rights, a lot of Americans were surprised to see TV images of an armed-to-the-teeth paramilitary wing of the BLM deployed around Bundy’s ranch. They shouldn’t have been. Dozens of federal agencies now have Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) teams to further an expanding definition of their missions. It’s not controversial that the Secret Service and the Bureau of Prisons have them. But what about the Department of Agriculture, the Railroad Retirement Board, the Tennessee Valley Authority, the Office of

Hillary Book to Be
Called ´Hard Choices´
Weekly Standard, by Daniel Halper    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/18/2014 11:46:43 AM     Post Reply
"HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON’S INSIDE ACCOUNT OF THE CRISES, CHOICES, AND CHALLENGES SHE FACED DURING HER FOUR YEARS AS AMERICA’S 67TH SECRETARY OF STATE, AND HOW THOSE EXPERIENCES DRIVE HER VIEW OF THE FUTURE," reads a description of the book by the publisher. “All of us face hard choices in our lives,” Hillary Rodham Clinton writes at the start of this personal chronicle of years at the center of world events. “Life is about making these choices, and how we handle them shapes the people we become.” In the aftermath of her 2008 presidential run, she expected to return to representing New

‘Patriot Party’ gathers at Bundy’s Nevada
ranch, Reid deems them ‘domestic terrorists’
Washington Times, by Valerie Richardson    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/18/2014 11:44:47 AM     Post Reply
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called supporters of rancher Cliven Bundy “domestic terrorists” Thursday, turning up the rhetorical heat on the already tense situation at the Nevada cattle operation. “Those people who hold themselves out to be patriots are not. They’re nothing more than domestic terrorists,” Mr. Reid in remarks at a luncheon, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, which sponsored the event. “… I repeat: What went on up there was domestic terrorism.” The Nevada Democrat was referring to the hundreds of Bundy backers — some armed, some from out of state — who congregated at the ranch last week in



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After presenting at the Academy Awards this year, Kim Novak didn’t want to leave her house. The Hitchcock screen siren, 81, was too humiliated to venture from her home near the Rogue River in Oregon. She read the cruel posts and Internet snark about her appearance, and it was just too much. “It got to me like it gets kids and teenagers,” she told the Associated Press. The “Vertigo” actress, considered one of the great beauties in her day, posted a note on her Facebook wall Thursday, acknowledging that she’d gotten fat injections in her face and addressing her halted

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Townhall, by Guy Benson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/17/2014 8:56:28 PM     Post Reply
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Breitbart´s Big Government, by AWR Hawkins    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/18/2014 12:35:28 PM     Post Reply
A group of seven multiracial Washington and Lee University (W&L) students are demanding the school remove all Confederate flags from campus and "acknowledge" General Robert E. Lee´s "dishonorable side." According to the Roanoke Times, "seven multiracial students, calling themselves ´The Committee,´" have also demanded the school "acknowledge and apologize for participating in chattel slavery." They want recognition of "Martin Luther King Jr. Day on the undergraduate campus" and an end to "neo-Confederates" marching across campus "to the Lee Chapel on Lee-Jackson Day." The students say they will "engage in civil disobedience" if their demands are not met by September 1st. They added: "The

The Folly Of The Bundy Ranch Rebellion
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The Federalist, by Grace Olmstead    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 4:21:46 AM     Post Reply
It’s the stuff of Westerns: a showdown on the desert plains, the big bad government against an underdog farmer. Though the story has only grabbed national headlines in the past several days, rancher Cliven Bundy has illegally grazed cattle on the Nevada land surrounding his farm for over 20 years. He hasn’t paid grazing fees since 1993, and refuses to renew the necessary grazing permit.(Snip)Rather than using the avenues and pathways presented to him, Bundy has staunchly declared his own law and allegiances. Unfortunately, reality doesn’t work this way. If only it did—we could rebel for paying stupid taxes, refuse to

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Breitbart Big Peace, by Tom Fitton    Original Article
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Pelosi assists in Holy Week
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San Francisco Chronicle, by Staff    Original Article
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To "honor the dignity and work of immigrants," Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi helps Bishop Marc Andrus wash the feet of two children Thursday at Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in San Francisco. Pelosi also used the occasion to talk about passing HR15 - bipartisan immigration legislation that her office says would "reduce the deficit by nearly $1 trillion, secure our borders, unite our families, protect our workers and provide an earned pathway to citizenship." The Democratic leader´s ceremony coincides with Pope Francis´ similar ceremony in Rome to mark Holy Week.

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New York Times, by Timothy Eagan    Original Article
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Imagine a vendor on the National Mall, selling burgers and dogs, who hasn’t paid his rent in 20 years. He refuses to recognize his landlord, the National Park Service, as a legitimate authority. Every court has ruled against him, and fines have piled up. What’s more, the effluents from his food cart are having a detrimental effect on the spring grass in the capital. Would an armed posse come to his defense, aiming their guns at the park police? Would the lawbreaker get prime airtime on Fox News, breathless updates in the Drudge Report, a sympathetic ear from Tea Party Republicans?

Illinois Dems to offer $100 million in
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Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 4/18/2014 9:15:50 AM     Post Reply
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PJ Media, by Stephen Kruiser    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/18/2014 4:33:53 AM     Post Reply
The first step is admitting… It was a simple question to someone accustomed to much tougher ones: What was her proudest achievement as secretary of state? But for a moment, Hillary Rodham Clinton, appearing recently before a friendly audience at a women’s forum in Manhattan, seemed flustered.(Snip)So…no definitive successes and some clear-cut failures. And that’s the generous New York Times assessment. The Democrat fantasy story about Mrs. Clinton paints her as strong and accomplished on her own. In reality, this is a woman who is professionally defined almost entirely by two men in her life, both of whom happen to have

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New York Post, by Editorial    Original Article
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Remember when Lois Lerner, in answering a planted question at an American Bar Association conference, admitted the IRS had targeted conservative groups but tried to pass it off as the work of rogue agents — “our line people in Cincinnati”? Today we know there were indeed federal agents involved. But they weren’t rogue, and they weren’t confined to IRS workers in Cincinnati. Thanks to a Freedom of Information request by Judicial Watch, we now have an e-mail Lerner sent to colleagues noting the Department of Justice was looking into criminal prosecutions of these tax-exempt groups. We know something else, too. These investigations


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