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When the Obama Magic Died
Wall Street Journal, by Fouad Ajami

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Posted By:Scottyboy, 11/14/2013 7:25:38 PM

The current troubles of the Obama presidency can be read back into its beginnings. Rule by personal charisma has met its proper fate. The spell has been broken, and the magician stands exposed. We need no pollsters to tell us of the loss of faith in Mr. Obama´s policies—and, more significantly, in the man himself. Charisma is like that. Crowds come together and they project their needs onto an imagined redeemer. The redeemer leaves the crowd to its imagination: For as long as the charismatic moment lasts—a year, an era—the redeemer is above and beyond judgment. He glides through crises,

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Pretty god piece. Ajami is too kind.
Bottom line: Barry´s baloney caught up with him and a critical mass of his former sycophants started paying attention.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Poliskeptic, 11/14/2013 7:41:34 PM     (No. 9613745)

This piece makes me ashamed. The American public is what Europe and much of the rest of the world thinks of us: stupid.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: EQKimball, 11/14/2013 7:45:44 PM     (No. 9613747)

The band uniforms have arrived and Obama is at the footbridge waiving his baton. But the town folks have now been told the truth. "There is no band, there never was a band, and there never will be a band." Except in this story, there is no pretty music teacher who quietly stepped in to teach the boys to play.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bpl40, 11/14/2013 7:49:40 PM     (No. 9613751)

No it will never die. 47% LoFos are depending on him to preserve their free lunch. The grip of that drug is unlikely to be loosened by logic, reasoning, appeal to higher patriotic instincts or anything else.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: saguni, 11/14/2013 8:19:16 PM     (No. 9613775)

d´RATs will abandon a sinking ship.

I hope the edge is beginning to fray, a few days ago there was an interview with a lady who attended Punahou school with Duh Wun, now this article and others today.

We will start seeing more and more 1) old school chums, 2) disgruntled former employees, 3) political "allies" who want to put their spin on things before 0bama has a chance to throw them under the bus.

As the Chinese say, may we live in interesting (but suddenly truthful) times.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: jalo1951, 11/14/2013 8:46:15 PM     (No. 9613800)

I would like to take issue with the "personal charisma" comment. You can call obama a rose but he still smells like the cow pie he is.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: chance_232, 11/14/2013 9:03:10 PM     (No. 9613813)

What Obama and the American people have demonstrated is that "we" are literally no better and no smarter than the 1930´s Germans were.

I remember watching the 2008 Obama "rallies". Adult women all but throwing their underwear at Obama. The press hyperventilating over every utterance as if every word were divinely inspired. The press and pundits marveled at Obama´s genius without ever questioning what he was actually proposing. It was as if it was the 1950´s and Elvis had retaken the stage.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: JoniTx, 11/14/2013 9:34:17 PM     (No. 9613843)

Excellent piece. Nomimate for ´Must Read´.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Aunt Agnes, 11/14/2013 10:54:02 PM     (No. 9613920)

The interview No. 4 refers to is on Youtube & it is worth your while. BO´s biggest problem is he started believing his own BS. What´s the old show biz adage - always leave the audience wanting more? He´s the "magician" who stayed on stage too long pulling rabbit after rabbit out of the hat & how he´s embarrassing himself because he´s run out of rabbits & he´s down to the raisins.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Ben Around, 11/14/2013 11:44:33 PM     (No. 9613952)

bary is a con artist. Greedy people who want something for nothing are susceptible to con men. Unfortunately most americans today fall into this category. They are responsible for the disaster we are facing today.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 11/15/2013 1:04:52 AM     (No. 9613992)

The worm turns.
They call it charisma. In the south we call it like we see it-shucking and jiving.

The last paragraph is what VJ wants everyone to believe. She is far more dangerous.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: red oak, 11/15/2013 7:14:55 AM     (No. 9614217)

I miss Don Meredith singing "Turn out the lights, the party´s over." If only someone would blare that out at the next press conference. And every press conference after that.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Janjan, 11/15/2013 7:22:39 AM     (No. 9614236)

I have personally despised Obama and everything he stands for from the very beginning and he has never said or done anything that has changed my mind.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: planetgeo, 11/15/2013 7:23:13 AM     (No. 9614239)

Conservatism is what happens when the bill finally arrives for the liberals´ all-you-can-eat free lunch.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 11/15/2013 7:44:29 AM     (No. 9614267)

Obama has forgotten that the Nuremberg Rallies later became the Nuremberg Trials. Or probably not forgotten - he´s astoundingly ignorant of the lessons from history.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: P51DMustang, 11/15/2013 8:16:18 AM     (No. 9614318)

I am certain Europe, for all that is worth, is frightened to death.

Our fool in the WH can bring the world economies to its knees. If he quits making Fiat Money and defaults on the U.S. debt, the world will end as we know it today.

We are a hairs breath from that reality today.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Rinktum, 11/15/2013 8:25:38 AM     (No. 9614336)

FTA: "Rule by personal charisma has met its proper fate. The spell has been broken, and the magician stands exposed."

I pray that this is, in fact, exactly what happens. So many were so easily fooled by this con man and his coterie of fools. This country deserves better. If we do recover and return to values that made this country great, it will be one of our sweetest victories. To be this close to destruction and be able to pull ourselves back from the brink will be a resounding reaffirmation of our founding principles.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 11/15/2013 8:36:31 AM     (No. 9614354)

As a kid I learned one thing when Roosevelt was President. When someone turns on the charm, run.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: pickle1, 11/15/2013 8:36:53 AM     (No. 9614357)

They are just moving onto Hillary.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: nevernaught, 11/15/2013 8:44:23 AM     (No. 9614378)

Well Fouad Ajami, if that really is your name. There never was any Obama magic, there was a cheerleader atmosphere created by the MSM. He was Mister Wonderful and you never bothered to check out his past criminal activities. He was a lie you created and now you are saving your own backsides.

Thanks for destroying large parts of this country. The world is laughing at him, you and the very stupid people who voted for this charlatan... twice.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: privateer, 11/15/2013 8:57:28 AM     (No. 9614410)

Loved 2´s Music Man comparison. Except Harold Hill was charming, and capable of reformation. 9 reminds me of W.C. Fields maxim: you can´t cheat an honest man. Re: the article, it´s great to read a fellow Muslim (one assumes the writer is!) kicking zero´s worthless bum.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Tallgrass Palms, 11/15/2013 9:16:20 AM     (No. 9614450)

Disregarding all the other lies, if a white man had blatantly and repeatedly lied to the American public about a piece of legislation that crippled their healthcare in order to get re-elected, he would have been tarred, feathered and ridden out of town on a rail. Because he is black and we have this collective guilt over slavery or something, he gets a pass but, in the end, he may wish that he was never re-elected! I sure wouldn´t want to be the president that has to clean up this mess.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: donnaclaire, 11/15/2013 9:28:37 AM     (No. 9614477)

Thank you, Mr. Ajami, for this assessment of Obama and his imperial mindset and decisions.

Reading it, I was reminded of the hoards of screaming, sobbing, hysterical young girls watching Elvis or The Beatles in so many videos I´ve watched. Puzzling, almost embarrassing displays of emotion, but little else.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: lasvegaslou, 11/15/2013 9:45:42 AM     (No. 9614506)

Can´t post on this site anymore. It´s way to twitchy. I just had another long comment wiped out. Let me try to say that many people are way to happy way too soon. Obamacare is still the law of the land, Obama seems to be able to modify or ignore any law or regulation anytime he wants to and our brave Republicans still just stand there. Obama makes John Roberts look like a piker when comes to rewriting law.

One more thing, if you think that the liberal media or the Dems are going to abandon O because of a little bump in the road, you are wrong. These people were willing to fight the Civil War to enforce their progressive views.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 11/15/2013 9:51:36 AM     (No. 9614518)

Charisma? Obama? LOL
Yeah, charisma of Joe Stalin.

A previous post states that the media are moving onto Hilliary!; that´s exactly right. This is the LeftMedia´s ebb tide, and Obama´s the lamest of the lame ducks. Soon, it´ll be all about Hilliary! and how none of this will happen when she becomes the next "historic" president.
Watch for it.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 11/15/2013 9:56:34 AM     (No. 9614528)

#18 and #24 El Correcto!
The left and the propaganda media are getting ready to blow passed Obama like a freight train passes a Hobo. Hillary is the next flavor of the coomunist left. If Benghazi strikes Hillary down (which I doubt) Elizabeth Warren is waiting in the wings.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: strike3, 11/15/2013 10:05:51 AM     (No. 9614552)

This is a very well written piece. Devoid of emotion, it just describes how the amateur magician surrounded the gullible with a castle built from smoke and mirrors. Now that it´s all crashing down, there is no doubt that the show is over.

The democrats who voted for this obamacare mess and all of his other dismal failures believe that they can save their own skins by bailing out now. We have had five years to sharpen our eyes and our memories. Every last one of them will bear this albatross around his neck forever. "We are keeping score."

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Freeloader, 11/15/2013 10:10:08 AM     (No. 9614560)

Surprised by all this "weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth"? Don´t be! It´s what happens when the "leadership" of the greatest nation and economy in recorded history is turned over to an undocumented Muslim foreign student from the teeming streets of Jakarta, Indonesia...A foreign student who also just happens to be a devout communist with absolutely zero previous private sector management experience, to include running a drive-thru window at a Chi-Town Popeye´s Chicken & Biscuits...Have a nice day!

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Reply 28 - Posted by: An Afternoon Walk, 11/15/2013 10:23:38 AM     (No. 9614588)

I never bought the snake oil from him in the first place. Obama is a con man like Clinton and John Edwards. He conned even several Republicans at the beginning.

David Brooks fell in love with Obama´s perfectly creased pant, apparently Brooks´ sole criteria for choosing a president (no surprise though there.

Peggy Noonan swooned over Obama´s elegant speaking voice and dapper exterior with her precious syrupy rhetoric (gag) and Dr. K inexplicably thought for a time at least that Obama was intelligent and dignified.

Trying to return the snake oil is a sticky business; it´s hard to get your money back from a swindler. It´s even harder for people to trust a pundit again who proved themselves such a terrible judge of character in swooning over an obvious con. A con who is on videotape saying there are 57 states and pronounces corpsman like corpse....among many other serious bloopers. Thomas Sowell details in one of his columns other gross mistakes Obama has made.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 11/15/2013 10:24:26 AM     (No. 9614589)

You reality must be proud Axelrod for your achievement.
A nod of course to the Liberal media for their assistance, and let us not forget the voters who couldn´t quite face reality..So here we are!

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Tall Oak, 11/15/2013 10:34:25 AM     (No. 9614600)

Some scattered thoughts here:

#1, I don´t care about the Europe´s opinion of us because I can´t think of any country over there that is better than the USA, even in our present condition.

#21, that next president might be crazy Uncle Joe. Zero´s adoring fans are the only wind beneath his wings and once he loses them he loses his mojo. He lost credibility and his lap dogs are running like it´s their bath time.

If this emperor loses both the admiration and political cover that he´s thrived on, his lack of apparel will become obvious and he will look for a way out. He´ not a fighter, he´s a lover, albeit, of himself. The last five years he has poured gas on America and, like a jilted lover, he may strike a match.

FTA: "A president who constantly reminded his critics that he had won at the ballot box was bound to deepen the opposition of his critics."

It is now payback time. The GOP needs to let him know that they control the House because they won, too. Immigration reform should not be a rush job like zerocare was, just look at the damage speed can create.

Finally, today it´s "Illusionist" not magician, because thinking people know what they´re being shown cannot exist in the real world.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: walcb, 11/15/2013 10:43:12 AM     (No. 9614612)

#3 is brief but correct--sorry to agree--too many losers on the dole in this coutry.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: swarfer, 11/15/2013 11:01:53 AM     (No. 9614647)

Mr. Ajami´s finally observes what many of us have known since the beginning. Obama is nothing, was nothing and will be nothing, but BS in a suit. Our idiot Nation has nobody to blame but itself.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Dante, 11/15/2013 11:56:45 AM     (No. 9614766)

Perhaps this will end the U.S. experimentation with 3rd World style government.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Flipper3, 11/15/2013 12:56:28 PM     (No. 9614887)

What about the ´Magic of Valerie´? Is that still with us?

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Reply 35 - Posted by: privateer, 11/15/2013 3:15:13 PM     (No. 9615122)

To 3 and 31 I offer this slender reed of Hope: the number of those living off the "Fat of the Land" is bound to decrease as does the aforementioned F of the L. Paying your own way is the beginning of mistrust of Big Government.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: melanie, 11/15/2013 5:04:31 PM     (No. 9615275)

Mr Ajami has never been an Obama acolyte. He saw through him long ago like most of us. He doesn´t deserve the criticism some have meted out here.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: pasann, 11/15/2013 8:50:42 PM     (No. 9615534)

You don´t put ANYONE in the WH to be the FIRST of ANYTHING.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 11/15/2013 10:24:52 PM     (No. 9615626)

Anyone who watched that speech in Grant Park in 2008, with the adoring crowds chanting and the wife and kids being shunted offstage, had to know it would end eventually.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: clancyb, 11/15/2013 10:28:25 PM     (No. 9615628)

As a very infamous jerk once said............."You can put lipstick on a pig....but, it is still a pig"

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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

Pelosi assists in Holy Week
foot-washing ritual

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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
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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

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Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 4/18/2014 9:15:50 AM     Post Reply
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

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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

Those ‘rogue’ agents
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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

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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

Even Hillary Clinton Isn’t Sure What
We Should Like About Hillary Clinton

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

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

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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


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