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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.

There is no magic tweak here.



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

Special Report: How the U.S.
made its Putin problem worse
Reuters, by David Rohde and Arshad Mohammed    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/19/2014 7:04:33 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON AND NEW YORK - In September 2001, as the U.S. reeled from the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, Vladimir Putin supported Washington´s imminent invasion of Afghanistan in ways that would have been inconceivable during the Cold War. He agreed that U.S. planes carrying humanitarian aid could fly through Russian air space. He said the U.S. military could use airbases in former Soviet republics in Central Asia. And he ordered his generals to brief their U.S. counterparts on their own ill-fated 1980s occupation of Afghanistan. During Putin´s visit to President George W. Bush´s Texas ranch two

Is THIS America´s newest top-secret spy
plane? Clearest picture yet of mystery
aircraft spotted flying over Kansas just
weeks after being seen in Texas
Daily Mail (U.K.), by Jonathan O´Callaghan*    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/19/2014 7:01:49 PM     Post Reply
A new photo of a mysterious flying object over Kansas has been revealed. It appears to be the same aircraft as one that was snapped soaring over Texas last month. The exact identify of the aircraft remains a mystery, but rumours abound that it could be a secret jet. ´The photo is grainy because it was taken with a hand-held maxed-out 400mm telephoto lens through a cloud layer and then it was severely cropped to bring it up even close,´ says Jeff Templin, who took the photo on 16 April. ´There is no way to know the altitude and no way to judge its

Bush versus Clinton 2016: would a battle
of the dynasties really be un-American?
Telegraph (U.K.), by Matt Lewis    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/19/2014 6:59:00 PM     Post Reply
Could the 2016 presidential election turn into a contest between a Bush and a Clinton? Political debate in America last week revolved around whether or not Jeb Bush, Florida´s former governor who is son or brother to two former US presidents – both named George – would jump into the 2016 battle for the Republican presidential nomination. For a nation that fought a war for independence from the hereditary power of the British Crown, in the person of another fellow named George, the concept of nominating a third Bush to run for the White House against a second Clinton (the former

Kate Humble: We don´t value food
because it´s not expensive enough
Guardian (U.K.), by Lucy Siegle    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/19/2014 6:55:03 PM     Post Reply
"I´m over here!" shouts Kate Humble, and she of Springwatch and Lambing Live gambols towards me, closing the gate on a field of anxious goats and their Disney-cute babies. She´s carrying a bucket. "I was just about to muck out," she announces, and I´m reminded this is a working farm in the Wye Valley and in no way a TV set. The photographer has already done his work and gone. Apparently Humble had no idea he was coming. It is hard to think of another TV person on the planet for whom an impromptu photoshoot while wearing a well-loved fleece and

Behind the cornucopia
of higher food prices
CNBC, by John W. Schoen    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/19/2014 6:53:44 PM     Post Reply
Alert shoppers are accustomed to watching food prices go up and down. But a string of forces—from droughts to diseases—is raising the cost of a trip to the grocery store at a rapid clip. And it looks like it will be a while before the price pressure eases. Some of that pressure is coming from California—the source of roughly half the nation´s fruits and vegetables—where a long-running drought is forcing farmers and ranchers to cut production. After the driest year on record, large sections of farmland are expected to lay fallow this year as the Golden State copes with an ongoing water

Senator urges hearing
on Bundy ranch dispute
The Hill (Washington, D.C.), by Mario Trujillo    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/19/2014 6:51:55 PM     Post Reply
Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) on Friday called for a Senate hearing into the dispute between Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) over cattle grazing. Heller described as "patriots" the people who came armed to Bundy’s ranch after the BLM began to seize his cattle for refusing to pay grazing fees and fines that now total more than $1 million. Heller debated the ranch standoff on a Nevada television station with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), who has called the armed Bundy supporters “domestic terrorists.” "What senator Reid may call domestic terrorists, I call patriots," Heller said.

High school senior forms petition with over
ONE THOUSAND signatures against Michele
Obama speaking at their high school
graduation ´because it would overshadow
the students´ big day´
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/19/2014 5:20:14 PM     Post Reply
If expanding the guest list to include Michelle Obama at graduation for high school students in the Kansas capital city means fewer seats for friends and family, some students and their parents would prefer the first lady not attend. A furor over what the Topeka school district considers an honor has erupted after plans were announced for Obama to address a combined graduation ceremony for five area high schools next month an 8,000-seat arena. For some, it was the prospect of a tight limit on the number of seats allotted to each graduate. For others, it was the notion that Obama´s speech,



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

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New York Times, by Bill Pennington    Original Article
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White House asks American parents to
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Daily Caller, by Eric Owens    Original Article
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Obama: ´For me, Easter is a story of hope,
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Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
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Hi, everybody. For millions of Americans, this time of year holds great meaning. Earlier this week, we hosted a Passover Seder at the White House, and joined Jewish families around the world in their re-tellings of the story of the Exodus and the victory of faith over oppression. And this Sunday, Michelle, Malia, Sasha, and I will join our fellow Christians around the world in celebrating the Resurrection of Christ, the salvation he offered the world, and the hope that comes with the Easter season. These holy days have their roots in miracles that took place long ago. And yet, they still inspire us, guide us, and strengthen us today. They remind us of our

Harry Reid calls dissident Nevada ranchers
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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
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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

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


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