A Message From Lucianne  



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

Krauthammer Responds to Limbaugh:
‘I’ve Had No Illusions About Obama’

Mediaite, by Andrew Kirell

Original Article

Posted By:KarenJ1, 10/28/2013 6:37:21 PM

Appearing by phone on Steve Malzberg‘s NewsMaxTV show Monday afternoon, Charles Krauthammer responded to Rush Limbaugh‘s criticism that the Washington Post columnist was “fooled” into believing President Obama was a “centrist” at the beginning of his first term in office. On his radio show, Limbaugh ran clips of Krauthammer and fellow columnist George Will telling Fox News that they initially thought Obama painted himself as a compromising centrist. “I intellectually don’t know how you can not figure out Barack Obama,” the radio host said. “A liberal is a liberal. I know Obama, for the low-information crowd, could be whatever you wanted

I´m sorry Dr. K (who I really respect), but I have to agree with Rush on this one. If someone as sophisticated and brilliant as Dr. K could not see how 0bama would govern before his first election is shocking. All of us here knew what he was. All you had to do is read the myriad of articles about his background, history (what was not fiction) and ideology to know exactly what he would be. And it´s even worse than I thought it would be.


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: TakeBackAmerica, 10/28/2013 6:40:40 PM     (No. 9586671)

Agree 100% OP: We knew who the Magic Negro was and what he would do to America well-before the first election. It was obvious!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    44 persons like this.

Reply 2 - Posted by: twculver, 10/28/2013 6:41:23 PM     (No. 9586673)

I´m with OP, plus Dr. Krauthammer said that Sarah Palin should "leave the room" when she coined the phrase "death panels". She had her facts exactly right and he was out in left field.

Krauthammer, Lowry, Ponnuru etc. are good at conservative rhetoric but aren´t good judges of character or tactics. When it´s time to fight they stand back and undermine the conservatives who are willing to get their hands dirty.

I´ll stick with Rush and Hannity.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    49 persons like this.




Reply 3 - Posted by: ida Lou Pino, 10/28/2013 6:47:36 PM     (No. 9586688)

Yeah, sure, Chuckles.

You had no "illusions" - - but Zippy "fooled" you into thinking he was a "centrist." But isn´t that exactly what Rush said - - that you were easily fooled and believed the lies you were told?

This guy really makes me sick - - very sick.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    40 persons like this.

Reply 4 - Posted by: jinx, 10/28/2013 6:49:32 PM     (No. 9586695)

I took copious notes when I read articles about Obama and his life before moving to DC. I still have those notes. I knew then that Obama was a Socialist/Communist. How could the learned Krauthammer not know! He must have been in denial. How could a man who looked so good and talked so well be a Marxist. Looks are deceiving. Actions speak louder than words. He actually chose Communist friends and mentors. He joined The New Party in Chicago. Look it up. Rush has it right as usual.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    23 persons like this.

Reply 5 - Posted by: Country Boy, 10/28/2013 6:52:26 PM     (No. 9586700)

Somebody could get the links, but I do remember Dr. Charles heaping praises on obama in the few weeks before the 2008 election. Krauthammer didn´t say "crease in his pants" but it was the same thing.

For me, I was never taken in by obama. I was a NYC Taxi driver in the early 1970´s and got "flim-flamed" by a black guy in Spanish Harlem. The guy talked just like obama. Once was enough for me.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    15 persons like this.

Reply 6 - Posted by: franq, 10/28/2013 6:53:17 PM     (No. 9586701)

As soon as I found out about Hussein´s Illinois senate votes on abortion, I knew he was rotten to the core.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    36 persons like this.

Reply 7 - Posted by: gerty, 10/28/2013 6:58:58 PM     (No. 9586706)

Perhaps Rush is a bit too bold in telling the truth. I appreciate this kind of boldness.

OTOH the good Dr. is less forthright and more cautious. That´s not to say I don´t appreciate Krauthammer. He IS brilliant.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    16 persons like this.




Reply 8 - Posted by: cgood, 10/28/2013 7:02:53 PM     (No. 9586712)

Yes, it´s unanimous. Krauthammer lives in a bubble. No one who wasn´t willing to be fooled fell for Obama´s centrist mirage.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    21 persons like this.

Reply 9 - Posted by: artman1746, 10/28/2013 7:03:06 PM     (No. 9586715)

As much a I admire this guy he´s squirming a bit here. I wrote a guest column in my local paper on election week where I asked the question: "what would be the need for the US Constitution if it permitted any president in the future to fundamentally transform the nation without amendment? Isn´t the constitution supposed to prevent that from happening?"

Krauthammer should have asked that question and Rush had that right.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    28 persons like this.

Reply 10 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 10/28/2013 7:08:00 PM     (No. 9586724)

Come on Dr. K. , just admit it. It doesn´t take a psychologist to recognize the final stages of denial.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    25 persons like this.

Reply 11 - Posted by: FlatCityGirl, 10/28/2013 7:08:35 PM     (No. 9586725)

Excuse me, Dr K, but you are the one who said we had nothing to fear from an 0bama presidency. I and millions of others heard you say that on a fairly regular basis during the run up to the 2008 election.

I heard you say more than once, 0bama would have to govern from the center.

If that´s not an illusion, then what is it?

I --and I´m sure millions of others were screaming at the television loud enough to be heard in Tokyo.

You said you turned from being a Li, working for Walter Mondale, to being a Reagan Conservative because Liberalism does not work: you said you were a doctor, trained to look at empirical evidence, and empirical evidence told you that liberalism does not work.

You ignored all of the empirical evidence that 0bama is a Marxist, and you had the gall to tell us that he would have to govern from the center.

I love you Dr. K., and I admire you, but you ain´t half as smart as you think you are.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    27 persons like this.

Reply 12 - Posted by: Sanspeur, 10/28/2013 7:08:57 PM     (No. 9586727)

dr K ´s insights could have helped Lo fo hopey changy types see things aright and Dr K dropped his reportorial duties .. He had a chance to influence important events ... And blew it ...

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    20 persons like this.




Reply 13 - Posted by: Ben Around, 10/28/2013 7:10:14 PM     (No. 9586731)

#7. Brilliant?? He was fooled by a puerile, vacuous, inexperienced kid. There was plenty of history to go on, barry runs his mouth all the time. The problem with Dr K is he bought into the myth spread by his fellow Washington media/gov´t elitists, that obama is the most brilliant mind in the universe, when in fact he is not very smart at all. A great con man, but no genius.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    17 persons like this.

Reply 14 - Posted by: djcdjc, 10/28/2013 7:12:33 PM     (No. 9586734)

Medical malpractice........

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    14 persons like this.

Reply 15 - Posted by: ruready?, 10/28/2013 7:14:34 PM     (No. 9586740)

Krauthammer is a RINO. So is Bret Hume. If they were of Tea Party caliber (convictional conservatives) they would have been onto Obama from Day 1. Not mad a either of them - just know that they cannot be depended upon in a crisis.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    27 persons like this.

Reply 16 - Posted by: eoddad, 10/28/2013 7:16:08 PM     (No. 9586741)

As usual RUSH is right. Dr. K., G. Will and many other so called Conservative talking heads were conned. We the little people knew Obama a mile away. Marxist Lier.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    17 persons like this.

Reply 17 - Posted by: judy, 10/28/2013 7:21:03 PM     (No. 9586753)

Charles must be selling a book. It´s funny how people change when they are trying to sell books. He´s been in DC so long he forgets what he said .

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    20 persons like this.




Reply 18 - Posted by: fiddle ed, 10/28/2013 7:21:23 PM     (No. 9586755)

It didn´t take but a few minutes of research to find out who and what Obama was before the election. But, for those who couldn´t spare the time, Jeremiah Wright´s racist rants should have been enough to convince anyone that Obama was, and is, a danger to this country. I respect the learned Dr. Krauthammer but, I cringed too many times as I listened to him paint Obama as just another Democrat candidate and President. Rush is correct again.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    17 persons like this.

Reply 19 - Posted by: altoona, 10/28/2013 7:24:17 PM     (No. 9586759)

Krauthammer and McCain, who condescendingly assured all of us racist rabble that we had nothing to fear from Obama´s presidency, were raised among white elites. McCain was from Navy "royalty" and Dr. K from the best and brightest of northeastern liberals. They never really knew, lived with or worked with anyone of another race--at least not on the same level as themselves. Out here in the real world, where we go to school with, live in neighborhoods with and work with people of all races, we are a little more savvy and less guilt-tripped than the elites. We don´t care that O went to Punahou, Columbia and Harvard or that he had an international childhood. We know a good person from a practiced liar, regardless of race. Dr. K was surely impressed that O´s elite credentials were similar to his own and that--wow--he could actually relate to
this clean, articulate fellow.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    47 persons like this.

Reply 20 - Posted by: Steele81, 10/28/2013 7:33:28 PM     (No. 9586774)

#16 willfully ignorant seems more like it. I am no rocket scientist but I had him figured out way before the learned Dr. They did not want him to fail. Like Rush, we knew if he succeeded, then the country would fail!
He brought in the perfect storm of liberalism.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    14 persons like this.

Reply 21 - Posted by: Steele81, 10/28/2013 7:35:33 PM     (No. 9586781)

Sorry for the second post, but my 90 year old mother who has had a major stroke knew who he was. She likened his first two years to the German blitzkrieg!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    8 persons like this.

Reply 22 - Posted by: JAN, 10/28/2013 7:36:31 PM     (No. 9586784)

Dr. K. Did you find it acceptable that a man would deny medical care to a baby born alive following an abortion attempt?

For shame.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    74 persons like this.



Reply 23 - Posted by: hoopsfan, 10/28/2013 7:37:42 PM     (No. 9586788)

I like Dr. K a lot, but he gets a failing grade on this point. He had to see Obama in action for the first several weeks of his Presidency before he realized just how committed Obama was to Leftist doctrine?

And George Will, too?

Get outside the Beltway bubble more often, guys; it allows you to think more clearly.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    13 persons like this.

Reply 24 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 10/28/2013 8:12:26 PM     (No. 9586839)

Besides empirical evidence, Dr. K, there are intuitive reckonings known as "red flags" and they were flying everywhere leading up to the 2008 election.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    20 persons like this.

Reply 25 - Posted by: nonsense, 10/28/2013 8:50:11 PM     (No. 9586893)

I remember Dr. K´s high praise for the "come-back kid", that made my stomach flip.

I agree, he had a chance to educate the citizens of this country about the dangers of an O. Marxist/communist regime and he looked the other way. Now we are all suffering the Misery of the Obambi years.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    14 persons like this.

Reply 26 - Posted by: Elvira, 10/28/2013 9:17:04 PM     (No. 9586923)

I´ve been a little busy for a while, what is the "New" Party? Does it have anything to do with the "New" School? The one in NY? The one Gen. Clapper gave a check of something like $10,000 to when he was director of NIMA? But, I only know of the one check, which I thought was weird, but then, I was and am not a career govy. Really, someone tell me I´m wrong because I used to admire this man.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    18 persons like this.

Reply 27 - Posted by: Elvira, 10/28/2013 9:47:24 PM     (No. 9586959)

Sorry, I´m working on a Nook and my finger slid over the post link. I would have thought we could afford a tablet by now, but things are so hard for our kids who are trying to start families that it seems every month one or more need some "assistance" in this most rotten economy since Carter, when their Dad and I bought our first home @ 16.5% interest on a VA loan in 1982!!!! (It was only a $94,000 loan, but the payments were crushing - now adays that´s the average student loan balance I think.)

Any who, why does Dr. K keep getting an extra helping of "that´s OK, we all make mistakes gravey"?? Over and over again? Yes, the man is smart and yes, he´s had some tough breaks in his life, but who hasn´t? I personally would love to sit with him in a room with a warm fire, perhaps a glass of sherry, and talk for hours. BUT, at some point, you have to call the guy out. Just like Obama.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    19 persons like this.

Reply 28 - Posted by: Japanorama, 10/28/2013 10:31:52 PM     (No. 9587004)

K lies.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    16 persons like this.

Reply 29 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 10/29/2013 1:16:49 AM     (No. 9587130)

Sorry, Dr. K., but Rush nailed it. Everyone here knew what Obama was before the 2008 election. Those of us who didn´t discern it for themselves had only to listen to the wisdom of Limbaugh, Hannity, Levin, etc., to know the truth.

Dr. K (and George Will, among others) were far too gullible, and they failed to do due dilligence to discover Obama´s background. Had they done so, they could not have been fooled.

#27, the New Party was founded back in the 80s, and is in favor of revolutionary change in the US. Just do a search, there is information available.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    11 persons like this.

Reply 30 - Posted by: StuartL, 10/29/2013 6:08:59 AM     (No. 9587265)

I never "loved" CK but at one point I did admire his thinking and his writing. That stopped the moment he assured us, back in the summer of 2008, that the Current Occupant would "govern from the center" -- when anyone who was halfway wide awake feared that he´d try to do exactly what he´s done, namely, dictate from the far left.

Since then, simple non-admiration has been replaced by active disgust. And this latest sleazy round of book-pumping has vindicated all of my worst suspicions about Krauthammer´s character.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    14 persons like this.

Reply 31 - Posted by: broken01, 10/29/2013 12:18:10 PM     (No. 9587884)

What can you expect from Walter Mondull´s old speechwriter. Krauthammer like his buds Kristol and Barnes are nothing but inside the beltway RINOs. The Great Maha Rushie had him pegged yesterday and now he´s miffed. Well Charlie you did yap about that we had nothing to fear from an Odumbo administration didn´t you? How´s that working out for your credibility? Some of us knew that Obozo was a stinkweed back during Lurch Kerry´s democrap convention in 04. Why don´t you just go away and take your useless opinions with you.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    32 persons like this.

Post Reply   Close thread 758274

Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "KarenJ1"


Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)

Most Recent Articles posted by "KarenJ1"

Baby philanthropists wooed by Obama:
Administration invites Rockefeller,
Marriott and Hilton heirs to talk
about future of philanthropy
Daily Mail [UK], by Alex Greig    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/19/2014 10:54:26 AM     Post Reply
Some of the country´s richest young people came together at the White House recently for a day-long conference about how exactly they plan to spend their inherited wealth. The invitation-only event sought to engage the young billionaires with the public sector and with each other in order to empower and advance their philanthropic endeavors. The event was organized by Thomas Khalil, a deputy director for technology and innovation in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy along with Nexus, an organization that aims to encourage philanthropy among the young and rich. Founded by Jonah Wittkamper and Rechel Cohen Gerrol in

Report: Wendy Davis caught
up in FBI investigation
Daily Caller, by Alex Pappas    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/18/2014 10:44:20 PM     Post Reply
The FBI is probing past legal work done by Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis, according to a report her Republican opponent’s campaign calls a “bombshell.” The Dallas Morning News reported Friday that documents “related to Sen. Wendy Davis’ work as a lawyer for the North Texas Tollway Authority are part of an FBI inquiry of the agency.” The news outlet said it’s unclear how much this investigation revolves around Davis, the Democratic nominee for governor. “It’s not clear whether Davis’ work for the tollway authority is a focus of the FBI or only part of the material collected in connection

Google: the unelected superpower
Telegraph [UK], by Katherine Rushton    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/18/2014 10:36:46 PM     Post Reply
Researchers at Princeton and Northwestern universities have pored over 1,800 US policies and concluded that America is an oligarchy. Instead of looking out for the majority of the country’s citizens, the US government is ruled by the interests of the rich and the powerful, they found. No great surprises there, then. But the government is not the only American power whose motivations need to be rigourously examined. Some 2,400 miles away from Washington, in Silicon Valley, Google is aggressively gaining power with little to keep it in check. It has cosied up to governments around the world so effectively that its chairman,

Dem Rep: Obamacare will bury us
Legal Insurrection, by William A. Jacobson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/18/2014 10:31:00 PM     Post Reply
Steve Lynch is a Democratic Rep. from Massachusetts who doesn’t hesitate to buck the party line from a centrist point of view, and to speak openly about problems in the party and with party positions. Lynch ran for Senate to fill John Kerry’s seat, but lost in the primary to now-Senator Ed Markey. Lynch recently was interviewed by The Boston Herald about upcoming Obamacare problems and how devastating they will be for Democrats. That runs contrary to cut current news cycle Democratic spin that (allegedly) meeting sign up goals means electoral problems related to Obamacare are over. U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch, the

“Hallelujah” Irish priest to headline NY
Town Hall Irish concert May 13 (Videos)
Irish Central [New York], by Kate Hickey    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/18/2014 10:14:05 PM     Post Reply
Father Ray Kelly, the singing Irish priest who shot to fame with his wedding ceremony cover of “Hallelujah,” will perform in New York, on Tuesday May 13, to support the Irish Lobby for Immigration Reform. On April 7 a short video of the 60-year-old priest, from Oldcastle, County Meath, singing at a recent wedding ceremony went live. In just 11 days the touching video has racked up close to 30 million hits on YouTube and his fame now reaches to every corner of the earth. As his video gathered traction online Fr Kelly was a guest on RTE’s “Late Late Show.” He told host Ryan Tubridy that he hoped his new found fame

Documents: Biden and Kerry both
opposed Hillarycare before
they supported Obamacare
Daily Caller, by Patrick Howley    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/18/2014 10:01:25 PM     Post Reply
Then-Sens. Joe Biden and John Kerry were both opposed to Hillary Clinton’s 1993 health-care reform program, according to documents released by the Clinton presidential library. Clinton marked a handwritten “No” beside Biden’s name on Clinton’s list of Capitol Hill lawmakers that she needed to win over for her universal health care law, known as the “Clinton health plan” or “Hillarycare,” to pass. John Kerry, meanwhile, was marked with a “Probably not.” “Hillarycare” ended up dying in the Democratic-controlled Senate in 1994 without coming to a floor vote. As vice president, Biden has been a loyal supporter of the Obama administration’s

The ´soft despotism´ of regulation
imposes high costs on Americans
Washington Examiner, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/18/2014 9:37:39 PM     Post Reply
Wayne Crews of the Competitive Enterprise Institute and Alexis de Tocqueville, author of the classic Democracy in America, were born in different times and places. But the French aristocrat and American think tanker have the measure of the federal behemoth in the age of Obama. Writing in 1835, Tocqueville eloquently predicted how it would function, while Crews today supplies in his annual compilation of federal rules and regulations, “10,000 Commandments,” the hard numbers that describe the behemoth´s contemporary reach and costs. It is always worthwhile to revisit de Tocqueville’s description of what he called the

You lie! Reporters accuse Obama
of deception, demagoguery just
to get attention
Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/18/2014 9:28:24 PM     Post Reply
Prominent Washington correspondents are accusing President Obama and his aides of knowingly stretching the truth on issues like the so-called women´s pay gap just to create controversy and keep issues -- and the president -- relevant. Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus kicked off the attack last week when she blasted as “demagoguery” the administration´s tactics during the pay gap debate. “The level of hyperbole -- actually, of demagoguery -- that Democrats have engaged in here is revolting,” she wrote. CBS White House Correspondent Major Garrett then weighed in this week in his National Journal

Clinton Library documents show black
congressman had to show ID and consent
to ´racially motivated´ car search before
entering the White House in 1993
Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/18/2014 9:17:18 PM     Post Reply
The Bill Clinton White House angered a black congressman in 1993 after he was forced to show his ID and submit to a search of his car before Secret Service would allow him to enter the White House for a meeting with then-Vice President Al Gore. A white driver taking Ohio Democratic Rep. Louis Stokes to his meeting was admitted without an ID-check. A staffer´s memo to Clinton a week later warned the president about the incident before a scheduled photo-op including Stokes and the mayor of a Cleveland suburb. Stokes, a legend in the civil-rights history of Ohio´s populous

HHS Moves to Cancel
More Insurance Plans
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Mike Flynn    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/18/2014 9:09:50 PM     Post Reply
The Department of Health and Human Services is proposing a rule that would, if implemented, guarantee that even more Americans who like their health insurance plans cannot keep them. Fixed indemnity plans, which pay insured customers a set amount towards medical expenses and are often cost-effective relative to more comprehensive health insurance, are popular forms of coverage, and potentially becoming more popular in the wake of Obamacare. Health insurance industry representatives say that fixed indemnity plans have been attracting more interest as many Americans look for a

4th Graders Assigned "Inappropriate"
Homework on Infidelity and Death
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/18/2014 9:00:30 PM     Post Reply
Parents in El Paso, Texas were outraged over an “inappropriate” homework assignment given to fourth graders at Pasodale Elementary School. Students were asked to read passages about a wife discovering her husband cheated and a mother finding out her military son was killed. They then had to answer questions about the adult-themed topics. Read some of the assignment below: Valerie opened up the letter from the military department. She felt the pit of her stomach drop to the bottom of the earth before she even opened it. She knew it was news about John. As she read the first line,

Reid Stands by Bundy Remarks: They’re
‘Domestic Violent Terrorist Wannabes’
Mediaite, by Josh Feldman    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/18/2014 8:27:29 PM     Post Reply
Senator Harry Reid came under fire for saying Thursday that supporters of Cliven Bundy are “domestic terrorists,” and in a TV appearance today he doubled down. He appeared on local Nevada program What’s Your Point? with Dean Heller, Nevada’s other senator, and stood by his remarks, calling Bundy’s supporters “domestic violent terrorist wannabes.” Reid said that Bundy “doesn’t believe that the American government is valid” and doesn’t follow the law, bringing up how hundreds of people showed up armed to defend Bundy to argue that they’re basically engaging in an act of domestic terrorism. “600 people came. Armed.

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)

Kim Novak responds to post-
Oscars ridicule: ‘I was bullied.’

53 replie(s)
Washington Post, by Soroya Nadia McDonald    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/18/2014 5:02:40 AM     Post Reply
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

Analysis: Obama Celebrates
Eight Million ´Enrollments,´
Again Declares Debate ´Over´

45 replie(s)
Townhall, by Guy Benson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/17/2014 8:56:28 PM     Post Reply
President Obama addressed the White House press corps today, announcing that with the final numbers in, Obamacare´s exchanges have attracted eight million sign-ups -- 35 percent of whom are "under the age of 35," he said. Several elements of his comments were misleading: (1) At first blush, the 35 percent stat is both significant and impressive. As recently as last month, the share of "young invincibles" signing up for plans was struggling in the 25 percent range, far short of the actuarial target of nearly 40 percent. A leap into the mid-30´s, while still shy of the goal, would constitute a major step, and would bode well for the risk pools'

The Folly Of The Bundy Ranch Rebellion
44 replie(s)
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

Students Demand Acknowledgement of
Robert E. Lee´s ´Racist and Dishonorable Conduct´

42 replie(s)
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

White House blames fox for
destroying Michelle’s garden

32 replie(s)
Daily Caller, by Vince Coglianese    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 3:59:04 PM     Post Reply
The White House is going to war with another fox — and this time, it’s personal. The Wall Street Journal reports that a red fox has been causing chaos around the White House, tripping security alarms, digging up Michelle’s garden and distracting the president from his duties. The Secret Service won’t give any details about how often the fox trips the White House’s obviously sophisticated security alarms, but rest assured, officials say, they’re watching. President Obama was apparently “stunned” to see the fox roaming freely down the oft-photographed White House colonnade, home to the world’s shortest, but most dramatic, outdoor strolls. The bushy-tailed visitor

Pelosi assists in Holy Week
foot-washing ritual

28 replie(s)
San Francisco Chronicle, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Harlowe- 4/18/2014 11:46:54 AM     Post Reply
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.

Deadbeat on the Range
27 replie(s)
New York Times, by Timothy Eagan    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 3:52:52 PM     Post Reply
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
taxpayer money to lure Obama library site

25 replie(s)
Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 4/18/2014 9:15:50 AM     Post Reply
First, the good news: We are close enough to the end of the Obama presidency for his crowd to talk about a presidential library. Now, the bad news: Obama´s retirement is still 1,008 days distant. Plenty of time though to round up the dough to build it somewhere. Figure they need Solyndra-style money, at least $500 million. The last two presidents – Bill Clinton and George W. Bush -- built their legacy edifices totally with private money. [Snip] However, Obama supporters have a different take. They think taxpayers should put up $100 million in public money for Obama´s library.

Every Media Outlet: Hillary
Grandkid the Most Consequential
Baby Since Jesus

25 replie(s)
Mediaite, by Tina Nguyen    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/18/2014 10:34:40 AM     Post Reply
Less than 16 hours after Chelsea Clinton announced she was pregnant, a lot of major news outlets started staring into the crystal ball of Chelsea’s womb, wondering what this currently floating zygotic multicellular being meant for the prospects of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign, which is also a floating, zygotic, multicellular being. Their answer: The immaculately conceived Clinton child could mean everything. And no, it’s not just the fact that having a grandchild could be personally fulfilling to Hillary and Bill (mazel tov, by the way), or that a cute baby would be a sweet cherry on top of Hillary’s already

Harry Reid Doubles Down on Bundy
Ranch: ´If They´re Patriots, We´re
in Big Trouble´

25 replie(s)
Breitbart Big Government, by Kerry Picket    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/18/2014 9:39:40 PM     Post Reply
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Friday stood by his statement regarding embattled Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, saying on KSNV’s What’s Your Point?, “If anyone thinks by any figment of their imagination that what happened up there last week was just people rallying to somebody that was oppressed, 600 people came in armed. They had practiced. They had maneuvered.” Reid continued, “They knew what they were doing. They set up snipers in strategic locations with sniper rifles. They had assault weapons. They had automatic weapons. And they boasted about the fact that they put women and children, in fact one

Those ‘rogue’ agents
24 replie(s)
New York Post, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/18/2014 4:37:07 AM     Post Reply
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

Glen Campbell has been
moved into a facility

23 replie(s)
People Magazine, by Gilliam Telling    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 4/17/2014 6:58:48 PM     Post Reply
Glen Campbell has been suffering from Alzheimer´s for over three years, but the Grammy-winning singer, 78, has recently moved into a facility, PEOPLE has confirmed. "He was moved to an Alzhemier´s facility last week," says a family friend. "I´m not sure what the permanent plan is for him yet. We´ll know more next week." The "Rhinestone Cowboy" crooner first opened up about having Alzheimer´s to PEOPLE in an exclusive 2011 interview. Campbell and his fourth wife, Kim Woolen, decided to go public with the news because Campbell hoped to embark on a final farewell live tour. The couple wanted his

Post Reply   Close thread 758274

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.