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The Coming Obamacare Bailout
American Spectator, by Peter Ferrara

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Posted By:StormCnter, 11/5/2013 6:12:12 AM

Think back to the fall of 2008. Congress was asked to pass a $700 billion taxpayer bailout for Wall Street. We were told it had to be passed, or else the economy would collapse, perhaps into another Great Depression. House conservatives voted it down. The stock market fell hundreds of points in response. In the ensuing panic, Congress went along and passed the bailout. That bailout, and the insane, nearly $1 trillion “stimulus” bill passed just a few months later as Obama’s first act, gave birth to the Tea Party revolution that gave Republicans a 63-seat landslide in the House in the

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: steveW, 11/5/2013 6:29:55 AM     (No. 9598959)

Inevitably inevitable.
As they say - a feature, not a bug.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: revdeppisch316, 11/5/2013 6:33:39 AM     (No. 9598961)

Bailouts have eroded our economy-- another will decimate it and hand dominance over to China.

I wonder if there is any point at which the treachery can be stopped-- or later reversed?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Country Boy, 11/5/2013 6:39:28 AM     (No. 9598963)

Correct about all, but not an accurate comparison to Wall Street Bailout #1 (2008).

All of that money was paid back, except some balance from AIG (will eventually be totally paid back). Only deadbeat is obamaMotors, giant sucking sound, not one dollar paid back.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: suedotsue, 11/5/2013 7:03:32 AM     (No. 9598989)

This is about John Boehner. The Supreme Court said ObamaCare is only legal as a tax. It was not legal as a mandate. That didn´t mean O´care was the law of the land as Boehner happily proclaimed two days after Obama´s re-election. Just that it was legal as a tax. Only the House can approve taxes. Boehner has refused to hold an up or down standalone vote on ObamaCare the tax as is his duty. O´Care as enacted is illegal. Aside from the tax matter, Boehner could´ve held a standalone vote to defund O´Care anytime from the day he was promoted to speaker by the Tea Party. He has very carefully refused to do so. Apparently his actions have a lot of support. But this is strictly the GOP´s fault. We gave them everything they needed to defund O´care and they refused. John Roberts gave them another gift, and they laughed in our face.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Passion, 11/5/2013 7:05:59 AM     (No. 9598994)

#3 thanks for reminding folks of that…something they too often forget: TARP´s bank stuff is paid back. Having said that, THIS would be great teachable moment. It was government perversion into the mortgage markets that caused the 08 meltdown…many folks missed that.

With this failure, it would be so obvious that it was government that caused the problem in the market, not a market problem.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Deedo, 11/5/2013 7:15:02 AM     (No. 9599006)

#3, I seem to recall that GM borrowed more money after it was seized by Obama, and used it to payback some of the early "investment".

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Reply 7 - Posted by: privateer, 11/5/2013 7:18:33 AM     (No. 9599013)

This was all planned from the beginning; the Cloward-Piven strategy aimed at crashing our economy, rendering us weak for takeover. I picture zero as mohamhead Atta at the controls of his death-jet obamacare, ready to crash it into the twin towers of our economy and our freedom. Unlike M A, he will walk away unscathed.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: mizzmac, 11/5/2013 7:23:53 AM     (No. 9599020)

"If I like your healthcare plan, I´ll let you keep your healthcare plan. But I don´t. You shouldn´t have it, according to me. So I´ll make sure you don´t keep it, and I don´t give a damn how many millions of you suffer as long as I get my way." Impeach the liar. Just pick a cause: Obamacare fraud,IRS fraud, NSA fraud, foreign collusion with terrorists, Benghazi lies....

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Reply 9 - Posted by: texascunning, 11/5/2013 7:30:32 AM     (No. 9599031)

Not that I didn´t realize any of this, but reality can be depressing first thing in the morning. I´m going to have some coffee.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Rinktum, 11/5/2013 7:33:31 AM     (No. 9599034)

What evil hearts can conjur up such an abomination on the American people. Knowing this would collapse under the weight of its implementation and still plowing forward is unconscionable. Promising so much yet knowing it was a total lie for a once in a lifetime political power grab should sound the death knell for the democrat party. As Americans watch the greatest health care system in the world collapse before their very eyes, I have to wonder if they believe worshiping a con man like Obama was worth it. He, his media lackeys, and progressive Republicans should be run out of town on a rail. All this chaos for a political ideology that ensures misery, death, proverty and oppression. Way to go democrats. You parasites have killed the host.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 11/5/2013 7:36:58 AM     (No. 9599044)

You have to know what their objective was when they knew three years ago that 128 million people would have NO healthcare and the 19 million (I forget the numbers) layabouts, who already had care available thru Medicaid and ER´s, would be covered. In a sane world, how can this be going on?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Bohallx, 11/5/2013 7:38:41 AM     (No. 9599047)

#4 ~ as soon as you realize what "amend" means you realize why the Obamakkkare bill didn´t go back to the House ~ IT HAD ALREADY GONE THERE SINCE IT STARTED THERE.

Then the Senate version had to be accepted (left unchallenged by the House) since the Democrats couldn´t do reconciliation ~ due to a change in Senate membership ~ they´d had their vote and now there was this Senator Brown in Mass who was sworn to vote against it.

That´s where the ´deemed as passed´ business came from.

It was a tricky maneuver, and probably not constitutional but the current House doesn´t get to vote on it ~ we are past that part.

What we do now is NOT FUND THE BEAST and that means we have to purge the RINOs from the House.

Then, too, we need a long term plan to make whole the people deprived of due process of law (thereby forestalling more troublesome lawsuits that will allow leftwing jurists to play hob).

I propose A TAX ON DEMOCRATS. If you were ever a known Democrat, registered as one, voted as one, told people you were one, we´d levy a 50% jizya tax on you for your false beliefs and as a way of recompensing everybody else for your unethical misuse of the constitution and our laws.



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Reply 13 - Posted by: M2, 11/5/2013 7:44:42 AM     (No. 9599054)

Am I missing something? Why is the choice only between bailing out insurance companies or accepting Obamacare?

What about repealing Obamacare? What about eliminating the individual and employer mandates? Would not either put the insurance companies back in business?

If tomorrow the law was struck down as unconstitutional, despite SCOTUS, (it´s been known to happen), wouldn´t the insurance companies cease having to cancel policies in order to comply with O´Care?

What have I missed here? The resolve of the GOP and the American people to make repeal or gutting of this law possible? I can´t believe those are the only two choices we are given on this matter.

Counting both the employer provided and individual health insurance markets, Avik Roy of Forbes calculates that means that altogether 93 million Americans will lose their health insurance under Obamacare.

There´s not enough public outrage over this to change it? I can´t believe this is America. For God´s sake, we are Americans, not Russians. What happened to our resolve? We cannot be crushed that easily.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 11/5/2013 7:54:38 AM     (No. 9599071)

FTA:" But even the Washington establishment Congressional Budget Office scored Obamacare as still leaving 30 million uninsured 10 years after implementation!
But the reality is even worse than that."

That last sentence should be the stamped on the cover of every CBO report. Talk about something that needs to be defunded into non-existence! A staff of 300 bureaucrats that aided and abetted this whole mess in 2009.


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Reply 15 - Posted by: Poobah, 11/5/2013 8:06:45 AM     (No. 9599096)

The article ends with the thought that we are facing a choice between a huge bailout or socialized medicine. How about if we just throw out Obamacare?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: strike3, 11/5/2013 8:11:50 AM     (No. 9599103)

The government can´t scare anybody by claiming that obamacare is going to fail without a bailout - it has already failed. And most of us want it to fail.

The only way they can do this is by a massive tax increase/robbery of the US taxpayers or a confiscation of our wealth. The ONLY way. There will not be nearly enough money available to save this beast unless they outright steal it. I see the revolution right over the horizon.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: cshoff, 11/5/2013 8:26:20 AM     (No. 9599124)

False Choice argument.

Another choice is remove the 10 requirements insurance policies must cover. This will allow private insurance to sell people policies they want and can afford. No maternity for young single men or women over reproductive age.

Allow catastrophic insurance that pays everything over say $25,000/yr. Cheap. Allow individuals to pick the start point of the policy and pay accordingly. Some of the policies being issued now have $14,500 deductables with copay.

Manditory insurance in a free market. Use the crisis to accomplish something.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: dudette4freedom, 11/5/2013 8:49:12 AM     (No. 9599171)

#11 O cheer your proposition but how? When doctors will be penalized fornot working w/ obamacare? Where can the free market work in this climate and over-regulation without a host of dcotors and patients getting thronw in the slammer? CSeriously, I would like to know the way we get to ignoring it like we did in prohibition

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Jebediah, 11/5/2013 9:27:42 AM     (No. 9599231)

Single payer hell is right!!!!!!!-------if Congressional Democrats let THAT one go through they are, as candidates, gone forever!!! Our Rep, Jim Himes in Ct., had whole ads bragging on how he read every single bill put before him (he must have been a speed reader) and was/is(?) a BIG Obamacare fan, even though we now have only TWO healthcare choices here, and the platinum plan has been taken down. I hope Himes suffers.......although if the Ct. Republicans keep putting idiots up top bat he may not.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Avogadra, 11/5/2013 9:35:38 AM     (No. 9599244)

#19, when Prohibition got bad enough, there were speak-easies. If Obamacare gets bad enough, there will be doc-easies. Sadly, just as there were no guarantees of liquor safety in Prohibition, there will be no guarantees of doctor quality in the doc-easies. I don´t know what the doc-easies will look like, but American ingenuity will find a way to defeat the Progressives who want to run every aspect of our lives for us.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: oh-heck, 11/5/2013 10:00:47 AM     (No. 9599276)

It is the HHS regulations that are causing the dropped policies. That authority to write regulations that precipitate loss of grandfathering must be taken away and the issued regulation reviewed/revoked.

The coverage for the uninsured with Preexisting Conditions is a growing disaster that is causing HHS to drive cancelations. PCIP needs to revert back to the states who were running it at a third the cost. The level of nationwide taxpayer support should be decided annually in the budget so that this doesn´t become an entitlement. Sorry Charlie but if you decided insurance was too expensive until you go sick, it´s going to cost you more now.

My personal preference is the immediate repeal of Obamacare combined with the return of PCIP to the states with some sort of federal assistance to the state run pools. The assistance would be a dollar per patient grant that would need budget approval each year. The choice of coverage should be left to the insurers.


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Reply 22 - Posted by: gwmcclintok, 11/5/2013 10:16:18 AM     (No. 9599299)

I am now convinced our government is ´totally´ corrupt. After reading Jeff Lord´s piece on Trump today and the attempted shake down by the NY AG. I believe John Roberts, John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, and a host of other Republicans have been shook down and extorted!
And then I read of Freedom Works having their website audited and finding the many visits by DHS, IRS, and the WH.
"The Department of Justice visited the site 769 times, the Social Security Administration 812 times and the White House checked in on FreedomWorks.org 235 times averaging 20 minutes a visit."
And I will bet you they are visiting here too.
These are really dangerous times. And the Republican Establishment is in on it.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: gwmcclintok, 11/5/2013 10:20:07 AM     (No. 9599307)

Oh yes, I meant to add:
While the number of visits is dwarfed by FreedomWorks.org actual traffic from its six million activist members, the DHS visited the site more than 1,560 times, averaging just over twice a day.

While the IRS only visited the site less than 250 times, it is the very agency at the core of the administration’s targeting of Tea Party groups with abusive scrutiny and slow-walking of non-profit status applications.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 11/5/2013 10:22:19 AM     (No. 9599310)

The end of this article gives two choices; bailout or single payer. There is a third option, let the insurance industry go under, they supported this mess based on the promise of more business as a result of the individual mandate. What will rise from the ashes are people making choices how to spend their money to their advantage. Congress will need pass a short bill to eliminate all federal government involvement and regulation. The market will do a better job.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: odinsacolyte, 11/5/2013 10:27:18 AM     (No. 9599323)

Repeal!

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Distorted, 11/5/2013 10:43:38 AM     (No. 9599362)

THE PLAN

If you desire government single-payer as the "solution," what would your plan be? Answer:first bankrupt and destroy the health insurance companies leaving no where else to turn.

How would you do that? Answer: make the insurance companies insure the high risk patients at low premiums and price the low risk ones so high they will not sign up and pay the freight.

The result: the ins. cos. are left with contracts for high risk payments to have to honor with grossly insufficient premium flow to pay for it. Presto Chango, bankruptcy. Of course a raft of people, doctors & institutions are going to go down that hole too, but that´s the way the cookie crumbles in hardcore Leftist politics. Poor & desperate people are the base of the Lefty Party, and the more the better.

The B-side of the plan is to simultaneously overflow Medicair rolls in classic Cloward/Piven fashion for just the purpose those Marxist envisioned, all of which to be wrapped and promoted in the further classic Alinsky Rules For Radicals pack of lies and deceit.

It´s working like a charm. Remember the chant, "It´s The Law!"

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Reply 27 - Posted by: maryc, 11/5/2013 10:50:43 AM     (No. 9599375)

Might as well be monopoly money with what the dollar is really worth now. Funny money and fake health care seems appropriate considering the man in the oval office now.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Hermit_Crab, 11/5/2013 11:11:04 AM     (No. 9599415)

Hobson´s Choice for Us All: It´s going to be
either single payer hell or another bailout."


Well, not ALL of us. Those of us at the Gulch; Those of us who have taken the stand of "I Shall NOT Comply" already made our choices.

And if just 5% of taxpayers, 5% of producers would have the courage to take that stand, the whole thing collapses and we go back to free market, no matter how many trillions Bernanke and then Janet Yellin print up and throw at it.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: peterfleming, 11/5/2013 11:24:25 AM     (No. 9599443)

A brilliant repeat performance above by Devan 95 !
Well done !
What is truly scary in all this bailout, secret executive orders, outright plain and simple bald faced media lying exercise is, there is no spokesperson for the magnificent insurance industry, perhaps the greatest single economic protector in our rational society.
We have star Robert Wagner and the ex Law and Order DA, speaking for retirement home mortgages. This moment, the great Samuel Jackson speaking for some kind of bank credit card. Fine actor, William Devane speaking for gold sales. For many years, Ronald Reagan spoke for General Electric and all its innovative inventions.

And now we have a communist conspiracy style attack on a major arm of the entire insurance industry, our police state forcing insurers to cancel policies on untold millions of innocent, hard working, contributing members of society ..... And guess what? There is in fact, nobody.
Not a single soul is outq there speaking for all the insurance companies, the backbone of a stable economy.. Where would responsible citizens be without insurance of all types and sizes? How can the IRS, the police state, drunken Congress, lying presidents try to take over a part of this great industry, and they don,t even have an Alan Dershowitz giving news interviews about this threatening injutice

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Reply 30 - Posted by: VAfreedomluver, 11/5/2013 11:47:42 AM     (No. 9599494)

The choice TODAY would include simply repealing Obamacare and going back to the previous system.

However, that choice will likely not be available by 2017, when we will hopefully have a Republican president who will sign a repeal bill. Forget about repealing it before then. It´s mathematically impossible for the Republicans to get a veto-proof majority in the Senate (not enough seats are in play), and you know there´s no way the Kenyan will sign away his "signature accomplishment."

The insurance companies may be toast by then, so the alternatives would indeed be a bailout or socialized medicine.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Tulsa, 11/5/2013 11:50:08 AM     (No. 9599501)

Those are not the only two options.

A Republican Potus and Senate can and will repeal or rewrite aca. We will hold the house.

The democrat party is in the deepest kim chee I´ve witnessed. Potus and Party equally. And old media is in just as bad shape.

The people don´t like this At All and don´t want it. It will not stand.

I won and his cohorts do not have enough time remaining for aca to become entrenched.

VOTE Republican. I pray you LPers are listening. Even Ron Paul said this yesterday. Vote Republican

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Reply 32 - Posted by: patrick28nov45, 11/5/2013 12:01:38 PM     (No. 9599527)

Obama the great uniter presides over a hopelessly divided nation of his own making.

PBA

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Reply 33 - Posted by: jglas, 11/5/2013 1:06:44 PM     (No. 9599665)

The real crime will be if this scam goes down as planned and they switch us to single payer socialized medicine when Obamacare fails on schedule. I hope the Republicans are up to explaining why single payer would create the worse kind of health care possible in which you are held in thrall to a government that holds your life in their hands. LoFos and young people are going to say "I don´t give a damn as long as someone else is paying for it." Explaining why that´s not true will require an education program.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Libertygal, 11/5/2013 3:03:13 PM     (No. 9599865)

All this accomplished was swapping the uninsured enrollment. It went from poor, lower class, who couod have insured themselves with Medicaid anyway, who, when they went to the emergency rooms, tax payers footed the bills for anyways, to now being middle class poor who will be uninsured and that cannot afford it. Primarily because of the premium increases to insure these hundreds of thousands of new Medicaid enrollees, who will still abuse the emergency rooms. Whether due to an inability to find a doctor to find a doctor willing to taje Medicaid, or more likely, out of ignorance of how to take care of themselves, non-compliance which is very high among the poor, or simple laziness. It is much easier to go to the ER than to actually schedule a doctors appt and make the effort. But, I digress.

The "swap" in enrollees here is the real news that no one seems to be speaking about. The once-insured, the once-responsible, who are literally being frozen out due to the sheer inability to pay these high premiums.

They are also the most sue-able, they have assets, homes and cars to seize. Things to actually lose. Things to have taken from them, in a case of catastrophic illness or accident. The ones that will "deserve" it, when that time comes, because, "they should have had insurance".

No matter that they are funding the coverage for hakf their neighborhood.


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Reply 35 - Posted by: shamus, 11/5/2013 4:25:20 PM     (No. 9600018)

Ferrara is being overly dramatic. It´s certain that individual markets will have a problem with adverse selection which will cause premiums to go way up in 2015. However, very few insurers are involved with the ACA exchanges. Almost all the big insurers have declined to participate, so the need for a bailout seems farfetched. Moreover, the subset of insurers that lose money in 2014 can simply raise prices in 2015 to compensate. Further, the idea that voters will buy into single payer after seeing the giant mess foisted on them by Obama is a nonstarter.

There are many things that can be done to fix the problems created by the ACA, and the worse it gets, the more motivated the politicians will be to act. Obama can veto legislation, but that probably would lead to him being impeached, as the public would be out for blood by that point.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 11/5/2013 5:23:57 PM     (No. 9600115)

There are calls for repeal. How?

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Reply 37 - Posted by: woofwoofwoof, 11/5/2013 6:02:35 PM     (No. 9600181)

#3, you describe the TARP money bailout, of which only half was ever distributed and most of that has already come back with interest. HOWEVER THEN THERE´S THE FED printing of over $3t and growing, and that counts too.

On the other hand, there is nothing grossly wrong with Obamacare once the mandatory stuff is repealed. By my scribbles a "bailout" will "only" be about $10b/year. That´s PEANUTS anymore! Put the money back to Medicare, repeal all the stupid new taxes, and let Bernankebux fill the gap. Sure, ten years ago that would have been an outrage, today it´s Hobson´s Choice with a cherry on it.


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As a "government drone" hovers over Matt Rosendale, the Republican House candidate from Montana tells the camera what he thinks of government overreach, regulation, and "spying on our citizens." Then, standing in front of an ATV, Rosendale coolly puts a rifle to his shoulder, looks up through the sight and "downs" the drone with a single shot. "The federal government is too big and too powerful," Rosendale says. "I´m ready to stand tall for freedom and get Washington out of our lives," he says. Rosendale is trying to stand out in a five-way primary for Montana´s at-large seat in the House. Sporting a barn

Holy Harpocrates!
American Spectator, by Seth Lipsky    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/17/2014 5:22:58 AM     Post Reply
A story is told about Robert L. Bartley, late editor of the Wall Street Journal, and his penchant for long silences. He is supposed to have once taken a job applicant to lunch at which, though the two shared a meal, neither spoke a syllable. That is no doubt apocryphal; the job applicant probably said something. George Washington had a taciturn streak, as did President Coolidge, known as “Silent Cal.” (Snip)But rarely does anyone get as upset about it as Jeffrey Toobin of the New Yorker appears to be in respect of Clarence Thomas. Toobin came unglued at the disinclination of

Who’s a ‘Right-Wing Extremist’?
National Review Online, by Kevin D. Williamson    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/17/2014 5:17:48 AM     Post Reply
Let’s say you got into politics running for office as a Democrat. You hate Rupert Murdoch and Fox News and the Wall Street Journal, and you really, really hate Bill Kristol. You despise bankers and got set up in activism by a group working on behalf of “the working class” and complaining: “Every day the rich tighten the chains . . . . They close the factories, the mills, the mines, and ship our jobs overseas.” You’re part of a group that endorses the Mearsheimer-Walt view that Israeli interests hold American foreign policy captive – a group that also wholeheartedly

The U.S. must stand behind
its security obligations
Washington Post, by Michael Chertoff    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/17/2014 5:09:09 AM     Post Reply
On the eve of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003, Gen. James Mattis admonished the 1st Marine Division to “[d]emonstrate to the world there is ‘No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy.’” That motto could serve as a guiding principle for sound national security policy. Regrettably, our allies wonder whether the United States is demonstrating the reverse. Since leaving as secretary of homeland security in January 2009, I have talked with officials from friendly nations in Asia and the Middle East. Increasingly, I hear skepticism about whether the United States remains a reliable ally our friends can trust for support against attacks.

Texas Twins Campaign, but
They Aren’t Sure for What
New York Times, by Jason Horowitz    Original Article
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SAN ANTONIO, Tex. — Mayor Julián Castro of San Antonio faced off in a televised debate on Tuesday against a Republican candidate for Texas lieutenant governor, even though Mr. Castro, officially anyway, is not running for anything at all. “Sometimes I get impatient,” Mr. Castro said on a recent afternoon here. “And I figure I have nothing else going on, so I might as well.” The mayor was joking, up to a point. Ever since he became the first Latino to give a Democratic National Convention keynote address in 2012, he and his identical twin brother, Representative Joaquin Castro, the Texas Democrat



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Forbes Magazine, by Rick Ungar    Original Article
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Like him or hate him, there is no disputing that Rush Limbaugh’s very special brand of mixing right-wing politics with his flare for entertainment has produced one of the most successful radio programs in the medium’s long history. Whatever the burning political question of the day, millions of Americans have relished the opportunity to tune into Rush’s program, knowing that he would quickly take that hot potato, throw a few gallons of verbal kerosene into the mix and elevate the matter into a five alarm fire with a just a few well-chosen words spoken in the style only Rush Limbaugh could

Casual marijuana use linked with
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Casual marijuana use may come with some not-so-casual side effects. For the first time ever, researchers at Northwestern University have analyzed the relationship between casual use of marijuana and brain changes – and found that young adults who used cannabis just once or twice a week showed significant abnormalities in two important brain structures. The study’s findings, to be published Wednesday in the Journal of Neuroscience, are similar to those of past research linking chronic, long-term marijuana use with mental illness and changes in brain development. Dr. Hans Breiter, co-senior study author, said he was inspired to look at the effects of casual

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Breitbart´s Instablog, by Debra Heine    Original Article
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Less than a minute into his speech at the Boston marathon bombing memorial on Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden went tragically off script and told the crowd of Boston bombing survivors that "it was worth it." After expressing how impressed he was with the tribute, he said somberly, "let me say to those ´quote survivors,´ my God, you have survived and you have soared. It was worth it. I mean this sincerely - just to hear each of you speak. You´re truly, truly inspiring." The audience sat in stunned silence until Biden declared, "I´ve never heard anything so beautiful than

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American Spectator, by Jonah Goldberg and Taki Theodoracopulos    Original Article
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Look, everyone loves Sean Connery, particularly Sean Connery. That’s why he plays Sean Connery in every movie he’s in. People love that Scottish brogue so much, they don’t mind that he has it when he plays Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez, an immortal Spaniard in Highlander. The guy even won an Oscar for playing an Irish cop with a Scottish accent. Talk about sexist double standards: Meryl Streep has to master foreign dialects to get her golden statuettes. Connery just has to show up on time. In economics you devalue a currency by printing too much of it. In film you

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Breitbart Big Peace, by Tom Fitton    Original Article
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When it comes to tracking the cost of Obama family vacations, there are two primary challenges. First, the Obamas are prolific jet-setters, so there are many details to track. Second, the Obama administration, clearly embarrassed by these lavish and frequent family vacations, stonewalls the release of records at every turn. But we have been relentless in pursuit of this information. Our attorneys file the lawsuits and make our case, and our investigators pour through pages of records and crunch the numbers. And the information we’ve uncovered – information that would otherwise remain under lock and key – shows that the

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Toddlers show racial bias when picking playmates, a study reveals. They also take account of how fairly others behave. Researchers tested the reaction of white 15-month-olds as toys were distributed. Two white adults divided the toys, one equally and the other unequally. Seventy per cent of the toddlers chose to play with the researcher who distributed the toys fairly. But in a second test, when one researcher favoured a white recipient over an Asian one, they picked the ‘fair’ researcher less often, the journal Frontiers in Psychology reports. And the babies are more likely to help those who share the same ethnicity, which is known as

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Daily Caller, by Patrick Howley    Original Article
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Houston Chronicle, by Jennifer A. Dlouhy    Original Article
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WASHINGTON — Former President Jimmy Carter joined fellow Nobel laureates Wednesday in opposing Keystone XL, insisting that approving the pipeline would trigger “more climate upheaval” around the globe. In an open letter to President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, Carter and the nine other Nobel Peace Prize winners bluntly warned the leaders: “Your decision on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline will define your climate legacy.” The missive, published as an advertisement in Politico, represents the first time Carter has taken a position on the $5.4 billion project and makes him the first former president to come

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Daily Caller, by Robby Soave    Original Article
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Western Washington University sent a questionnaire to students asking them for advice on how the administration could succeed at making sure that in future years, “we are not as white as we are today.” The question notes that WWU’s racial make up does not perfectly reflect the nation at large, and asks students to consider strategies that other universities have used to focus on skin color as the paramount indicator of a student-applicant’s worth. The president of WWU has stated that his explicit goal is to reduce the white population on campus, according to Campus Reform. “I’ve said before and I’ll say it

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National Review Online, by Victor Davis Hanson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 10:08:10 PM     Post Reply
How do you ensure that you won’t be ostracized, denounced, or fired if you are a media celebrity, captain of industry, or high public official? For some, sexist banter is certainly no problem. Stand-up comedian Bill Maher called Sarah Palin a c–t and a tw-t, but suffered no ill consequences. David Letterman joked on air that Sarah Palin’s 14-year-old daughter had had sex with Alex Rodriguez during a New York Yankees game. There was no downside to that either. President Obama tosses around “sweetie” as he wishes. No problem with that. No one believes Barack could be condescending to women.

Rev. Al Sharpton’s Easter message:
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Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar    Original Article
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With Easter soon approaching, the Rev. Al Sharpton on Wednesday drew parallels between the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the resurrection of President Obama’s political career. Joining the “Tom Joyner Morning Show,” Mr. Sharpton said that his message for this Easter is that “no matter what the world may do to you unfairly, no matter how you’re crucified — nailed to the cross at home, or in your personal relationships, or on the job — that you can rise if you don’t lose yourself during the hard times and the challenges.” The reverend went on to say that Christ endured so much humiliation and unearned suffering leading up to his death,


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