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Obama’s sorry story
New York Daily News, by Editorial

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Posted By:StormCnter, 11/15/2013 5:31:25 AM

Desperate times call for desperate measures, so on Thursday one desperate President, Barack Obama, attempted to sell the idea that he had found a way to keep his Obamacare pledge: “If you like your insurance plan, you can keep it.” This exuberantly delivered and oft-repeated sales pitch for the program that has dominated his presidency “ended up not being accurate,” as Obama mincingly put it. He had no choice — not when health insurers complying with his regulations have canceled policies for millions of Americans. Not when those newly uninsured cannot buy coverage using Obama’s botched website. Not when congressional Democrats are panicking

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: JimS, 11/15/2013 5:37:48 AM     (No. 9614104)

Probably the first critical editorial of Obama that the Leftist Rag Daily News has ever written.
Thwack! Was that a frozen flounder slapping across Obama´s smug face?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 11/15/2013 5:55:29 AM     (No. 9614114)

You can´t stop a speeding six mile long train in one minute.
Obama´s too stupid to know that if you lost your insurance it´s gone like yesterday.
The rates can´t come back. The dumb idiot Obama keeps digging deeper. The low IQ doofus is in the room let him speak.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 11/15/2013 6:24:22 AM     (No. 9614150)

The only difference between Richard Nixon and Zerobama Nothingness is that in his upcoming resignation speech, which the very MSM that got him elected will force him to make, the oft repeated mantra will be "I am not a liar".

If the MSM were to fail to force him out, they would risk losing enough credibility that they could fail to get Hitlery elected in 2016. PLUS, they will lose hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue as their lack of credibility destroys their ability to fool the American people. Half of us, anyway.

Funny scenario isn´t it? Liars forcing a liar to tell one final lie as they run him out of town for lying.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Poobah, 11/15/2013 6:29:46 AM     (No. 9614152)

Until yesterday, I was somewhat gleeful over Obama’s distress – happy to see his arrogant overreach producing distress within Democratic circles so recently celebrating their success. I am no longer gleeful.

We are entering into extremely dangerous times for our country. The rule of law is crumbling. The President is proclaiming rules not sanctioned by the Constitution. Individual state governors have been given license to choose to follow a proclamation of the President that is at variance with the law. The solidarity of our nation is at stake.


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Reply 5 - Posted by: Kitty Myers, 11/15/2013 6:37:33 AM     (No. 9614160)

The president is not stupid, he is evil. He has not failed. In fact, his plan to create chaos is succeeding. He is evil.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Rinktum, 11/15/2013 6:37:47 AM     (No. 9614161)

I don´t believe Obama is going anywhere. There is no way his ego would permit him to resign. He believes that through his cult of personality, he can survive anything and so far, he´s right. The more fitting end to his pathetic career would be that he would be the most lame duck president ever and that he would serve out his term knowing he had nothing and was an abject failure and totally irrelevant. For a narcissist like Obama it would be devastating. It couldn´t happen to a more deserving person. The fact that he would take his party with him is the icing on the cake.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Velox, 11/15/2013 7:08:49 AM     (No. 9614205)

The man is a delusional fool!
Yes, he is glib, but he is ignorant.
He thinks he is king not president.
If our country survives the Dimocrats assault on our constitution almost everything he is doing will not be laws.
He cannot simply change laws at every whim.
Even the king of England has not been able to do this since the 13th century.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Janjan, 11/15/2013 7:16:13 AM     (No. 9614224)

This is an education for a whole lot of people on how liberalism actually works. It also exposes the true utter incompetence of Obama and his Administration. True, some will never get it (or admit it) but there are millions of Americans who flat haven´t paid any attention to what their government is doing to them - dismissing it all as ´politics´. Now it has become personal. Good morning America. How are ya?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: M2, 11/15/2013 7:21:59 AM     (No. 9614235)

#2, you´ve got this wrong: Obama isn´t stupid. All this chaos is deliberate and is going according to plan - Obama´s plan to destroy the private health insurance industry and force everyone into government-run health care, where they control every facet of your life.

Don´t anybody make the mistake of thinking that Obamacare´s problems are technical glitches, bad planning or misguided thinking. All is going precisely as it was intended. That´s the scary part.

As for his half-arsed apology, which it wasn´t, his credibility is shot. If anyone on either side of the aisle is naive enough to believe Obama about any promises he makes, they have only to check his record of trustworthiness and his record of unfulfilled promises on a whole range of subjects, including Benghazi, NSA, IRS and everything else in between.

Raise your hand if you trust Obama´s promises. (Not you, Joe and Susan and Kathleen and Eric.)

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Joe Btfsplk, 11/15/2013 7:27:57 AM     (No. 9614248)

"Umm..ahh..I didn´t know...nobody told me... I´m not that stupid...Valerie fumbled...Michelle made me sit in the corner...umm..ahh the train wrecked... there was a huge storm in the Pacific...umm..ahh...the earthquake was huge... don´t worry, me and Reggie got this one!" "Gotta go raise cash in Philly now...see ya!"

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Reply 11 - Posted by: P51DMustang, 11/15/2013 7:54:51 AM     (No. 9614280)

Has Nobama checked himself into a Behavioral Health Center yet?

He certainly fits the criteria for the Do-No-Harm laws. what´s his Psychiatrist from Walter Reed saying?

He looks and sounds like he is all cracked up. Smoking all that CHUM will do that to a fella Ba ha ha ha.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: quantumman, 11/15/2013 7:59:50 AM     (No. 9614290)

The metanarrative on this thread of comments is correct - the nation, we hope, will survive this bumbling fool of a knave (think David Dinkins in NYC) but the constitutional precedent he is trying to establish is more dangerous than when Nixon threatened to defy the Supreme Court when SCOTUS told Nixon to turn over the WH tapes. In a similar fashion Zero told the insurance companies yesterday to break the law that the Congress has passed and he signed.

We can only hope that cooler heads will prevail (think Boehner/Cruz) and they will pass a repeal of Obamacare that the Boy King will have to sign or perhaps be run out of town on a rail the way Nixon was. Remember Nixon was done in by his own party, viz., Howard Baker, et al. I cannot think of a Dem who might betray the president (et tu Brute?) but there may be one waiting in the wings.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: rmagnus, 11/15/2013 8:08:25 AM     (No. 9614308)

I would love to hear of a government program that got better over time. Government programs aren´t like a fine wine they´re more like raw pork in the Phoenix sun.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: EnsignO, 11/15/2013 8:17:49 AM     (No. 9614320)

First came the realization that something was so wrong that it could no longer be endured; thus, these powerful words were written by very wise men who put the nation above themselves
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When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands....

Then came even more magnificent words by the same and wider representation of men who were blessed to be able to look into the future and envision times such as these when it would be exceedingly necessary to call upon their words.

We the People of the United States,...do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

Only diabolic minds would try to erase or pervert these carefully thought-out words from our hearts.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: nevernaught, 11/15/2013 8:22:21 AM     (No. 9614329)

Sit back and think about the past couple of months. Every day Carney was at the podium assuring everyone that the problems with the Obamacare bill were being resolved. The truth was they knew it was bombing, and millions of Americans were losing their coverage. Truly the most disgraceful, deceitful program ever unleashed on the American people.

Now they have doubled up on their lying and blame game. The truth has finally emerged... inept Community Organizers and confirmed socialists don´t have any grasp on reality, in fact they live in an ideological nether land of socialist dogma. And, it never works.

Here´s the deal. Obama isn´t King, and he just can´t legally or constitutionally change a law passed by both houses of Congress and signed by the President. All three being Democrat owned by the way. This must go before the Supreme Court. You can´t arbitrarily change the law. Congress must do that and it goes through the process again.

The bill must be reversed completely and a Special Counsel appointed to determine if Bush was at fault. S/O





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Reply 16 - Posted by: fed-up, 11/15/2013 8:36:18 AM     (No. 9614352)

I wish there was as much MSM attention on Edie Sundby´s story as there was on Sandra Fluke´s!
Remember when the whole country was going down if they didnt re-elect O and she couldn´t get her birth control???



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Reply 17 - Posted by: owl, 11/15/2013 8:37:32 AM     (No. 9614358)

" Is it even legal ? " is the big question. Bozo has run roughshod over the Constitution. And congress keeps letting him get away with it. Look " Folks ", he signed a law. He has no authority to just step in and changed signed law without approval from congress. He has changed said law numerous times now ; it doesn´t even resemble the original what with all the ´ exceptions ´ to unions, friends , donors, etc..We´re talking dictator here.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: rabidrepublican, 11/15/2013 8:48:13 AM     (No. 9614391)

Republicans, by looking the other way while Obama brazenly defies our Constitution, are setting up future politicians to use these illegal acts as evidence that their own illegal acts are perfectly OK. We need common sense leadership more than ever.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: jglas, 11/15/2013 8:50:15 AM     (No. 9614400)

What is even sorrier is the large number of people who accept Obama´s sorry story and feel sorry for him.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Udanja99, 11/15/2013 8:53:00 AM     (No. 9614401)

This article would have been a joy to read if written at The American Thinker, but seeing it in the NY Daily News makes it extra sweet. Makes you wonder what they will be writing about DeBlasio a year from now.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: bnrmusa, 11/15/2013 9:14:27 AM     (No. 9614448)

Quoting Jim Shorts, "Obama is Gooped up on Gop"





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Reply 22 - Posted by: Wakeupcall, 11/15/2013 9:18:33 AM     (No. 9614452)

Just which part of Our Constitution died and left Obama king of America.

Obama and the Marxist democrats speaking under their breath:
If it were not for that pesky constitution I would be king, my administration would be loyal lords, and those stupid Americans would be kissing my feet.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Avogadra, 11/15/2013 9:38:03 AM     (No. 9614495)

#6, Obama clearly does not understand how incompetent he is at running the country. However, there are those who do, and many of them sit on the left.

Obama may not wish to leave the golf, the Air Force One plane rides and the cheering crowds. But if he can´t see the handwriting on the wall, there are those who can. If it looks like Obama will make their communist/progressive world fall into total disrepute, look for them to make him an offer he can´t refuse.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: zaphod, 11/15/2013 9:46:16 AM     (No. 9614508)

Obeauzeau doesn´t consider HIPAA (1996) "settled law". Or did Obeauzeaucare override that "settled law"?

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Reply 25 - Posted by: peterfleming, 11/15/2013 10:08:50 AM     (No. 9614556)

We´ve all seen the visual effect off accidents, train wrecks, fires, all kinds of filmed damages, when the camera is reversed, and the event is suddenly back to normal before any wrong doing.
Obama´s train wreck can never be reversed. The damage is done, there is no repair. Time for the junk yard teams to come in and haul away the incredibly, irreversibly damaged pieces of junk. There is no fix.
The lesson learned: communist medical interference with the lives of a free people, can never, and HAS NEVER, worked in any socialist, fascist or communist country anywhere. Blah blah blab, Sweden. blah blah blah, Canada. Really? Why do so many Canadians ans Swedes COME HERE for medical treatment. Time to give up all the commie cliches. Time for our brainwashing press and TV media to open their commie closed eyes and be truthful to their consumer constituents. Stop lying!

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 11/15/2013 10:10:15 AM     (No. 9614561)

He´s not going anywhere guys. You must leave him to the
Historians. We are watching a big piece of history.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: MirJoy, 11/15/2013 10:29:32 AM     (No. 9614594)

#26 - The thing about leaving anything to the "historians", I fear that future historians will only be allowed to write what they are told to write. Just look at what goes on now-a-days with newspapers and the internet. Things get misreported or they just "disappear".

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Reply 28 - Posted by: papasparky, 11/15/2013 10:40:35 AM     (No. 9614608)

The outcome of this struggle between good and evil will turn on the fact that BHO is a coward. In fact, Obama is the king of the cowards. He is like the captain of the Costa-Concordia, his folly has put his ship on the rocks and he is racing to a life boat.

As the ship takes on water, he will run over crew and passengers alike to save his own hide.

There is more than one in his crew who will drop a dime on him to save his/her own life -- bet on it and bet that he knows it also (and is very afraid). The only question is which one will break first and start the flood that will surely follow.

What´s that old saying . . . "a coward dies a thousand deaths, but a brave man dies but once".

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Reply 29 - Posted by: oh-heck, 11/15/2013 10:40:37 AM     (No. 9614609)

Lost in the weeds of Obamacare is the program they started in 2010 for uninsured with preexisting conditions (PCIP). There were existing state plans, but because their enrollees would slide right into Obamacare, they were sure some 650,000 would sign up in the first year. When enrollment was pitiful, they played games with premiums and benefits to entice those in state programs to switch. They ultimately ended with 100,000 enrolled but consumed the entire $5 billion that had been allotted to cover 650,000 people. If we don´t repeal Obamacare, all of our healthcare will be administer by these idiots.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: maggie2u, 11/15/2013 10:42:26 AM     (No. 9614610)

It´s settled. Obama lies. period.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Felixcat, 11/15/2013 10:44:17 AM     (No. 9614615)

Why barely six weeks ago during the govt shutdown, Reid et al were all proclaiming that the ACA wass ssettled law - nothing could be change within it, except of course, what Obama wants to change. Hello Congress Hello?

This morning on local talk radio there was a guest from Heritage Foundation who specializes in healthcare and insurance discussing Obama´s actions yesterday. One thing this man said that was spot on is that Obama and his allies aren´t ignorant of the free market, but that they openly despise it. It´s not ignorance but determination to destroy our economic system, except so long as their pockets are stuffed with money.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Poobah, 11/15/2013 10:49:04 AM     (No. 9614625)

Drudge has a link to a video from Ben Sasse, a Republican candidate for Senator from Nebraska. In it, he gives an excellent statement as to why Obama´s speech provoked a constitutional crisis.
Here´s the link:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_12UFHSh-w&feature=youtu.be

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Poobah, 11/15/2013 11:15:24 AM     (No. 9614678)

Mark Steyn was on Hugh Hewett´s show talking about Obama´s speech. Steyn said:

MS: Yeah, I think that’s right. He’s basically came along, and he said if you like your pickup, you can keep your pickup. And then he passed a law in which he opened up your gas cap and put a ton of sugar into your pickup so it wouldn’t work anymore.

HH: (laughing)

MS: And that’s basically it. And then he says well, it doesn’t matter, because you have the opportunity now to buy an Aston Martin. And yeah, it costs a little more than your pickup did, but I think you’ll like the better performance.

Here´s the link:

http://www.hughhewitt.com/mark-steyn-president-cnuts-press-conference-today/

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Reply 34 - Posted by: chicodon, 11/15/2013 11:17:51 AM     (No. 9614683)

Republicans need to start challenging his Executive Orders. They CAN be reviewed by the court and reversed if found to be unconstitutional. The lamer the duck the more the duck will abuse this discretionary power.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: EQKimball, 11/15/2013 11:54:10 AM     (No. 9614758)

"You see," he explained, explaining nothing, "the law contains a whole bunch of stuff requiring the input of a whole lot of folks..." There was more, but actually that´s it. From the "law professor" president. Well: Prof. Obama is a fake, and he doesn´t know the territory. Or a doggone thing. He´s just a bang-beat, bell-ringin´, big talk, great go, neck-or-nothin´, rip-roarin;, every time a bulls-eye salesman. Or was. Until now. For the last time: Somebody get that man´s credentials!

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Avogadra, 11/15/2013 12:25:17 PM     (No. 9614838)

For the youngsters among us, #35 is referring to Professor Harold Hill, the lovable con artist in The Music Man.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: steph_gray, 11/15/2013 1:12:43 PM     (No. 9614924)

What a great thread! Love the Music Man reference.

#12 says: I cannot think of a Dem who might betray the president (et tu Brute?) but there may be one waiting in the wings.

Oh I can think of one and she is working hard at it! She must be stopped too, along with her reprobate husband.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Farmwife1, 11/15/2013 2:47:03 PM     (No. 9615080)

Misspoke
Was not accurate
Misrepresented
Misinformed

Its funny how many euphemisms they can come up with to avoid saying the word "lie." No inside-the-beltway type wants to say Obummer lied. Except Joe Wilson and he´s famous for it.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: quantumman, 11/15/2013 3:14:40 PM     (No. 9615121)

#37 Et tu PIAPS? I think she and Slick are sharpening their shivs. We can only hope they do each other (or all three) in.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: gone2pot, 11/15/2013 5:10:38 PM     (No. 9615283)

The President struggles to salvage his health reform law, and his credibility

Oh brother. He is NOT struggling to do anything of the sort. He WILL make sure, and thanks to the brave Depends filling Republicans, succeed at forcing Obamacare on the nation as written WHILE his executive orders on everything from illegal immigration to destroying any business that uses energy with EPA mandates. There is not a Constitution right now, Mr Editorial. I really wish people would realize that and stop all this "liberalism and Dems are in a panic." No they aren´t. They´re laughing their heads off at the GOP while we become the former Soviet Union. Obama´s not the one with the sorry story by a long shot. The nation is.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Mr Smart, 11/15/2013 6:28:46 PM     (No. 9615360)

Obama did not do it himself somebody did it for him. And that MR. Obama shows how wrong
your thinking is. You should have done things yourself playing Golf does not get things done. Your way of thinking somebody will do it for me is why so many people are hurting.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: ArtieC, 11/15/2013 6:58:39 PM     (No. 9615396)

I am not a business man, but my common sense tells me things like how business and the free market and capitalism works. Our community organizer president has no clue as to how these things function. He has a run away freight train on his hands and he thinks it can stop on a dime and turn around.
One thing 36 years as a civilian employee of the US Navy taught me, the man on the bridge is responsible for the ship. If a seaman apprentice pulls a plug near the keel and the ship sinks, the captain is held responsible. Obama is the man on the bridge. Whatever happens during his watch, HE is responsible, nobody else. If he truly does not know what is going on aboard his ship, then he needs to take a good look at his aides and staff. Otherwise, the captain will go down with his ship. And that´s OK, I just don´t want to drown with it.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: Nimby, 11/15/2013 7:19:57 PM     (No. 9615435)

The title should read " America´s sorry story".

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Reply 44 - Posted by: Udanja99, 11/15/2013 8:41:06 PM     (No. 9615521)

I doubt it, #28. I´ve been waiting 20 years for someone to drop the dime on Bill Clinton.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 11/15/2013 10:36:12 PM     (No. 9615632)

#12, pay attention to Chuck Schumer. He has an unerring sense of when to abandon ship.

When Clinton was embroiled in his Lewinsky troubles, suddenly Schumer´s campaign ads were edited to remove the photo of Schumer and Clinton.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: garyhope, 11/16/2013 11:07:33 AM     (No. 9616304)

If the Obumma/Obozo/Ozero "Won" is forced to resign or is impeached get ready for riots all over America. Cities will burn and there will be "urban unrest" everywhere and if you think black on white crime is bad now, just wait until the "brothers" get their shorts in a twist about that.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 11/16/2013 5:07:57 PM     (No. 9616681)

The liberals wonderful world of self delusion is that WE are all sheep clueless and needing keepers.They then must suffer our stubborn refusals to deny that protection and pastoral care.
They can´t imagine the big bad wolf is dressed as their leader and it is they who are the sheep.
Where did Obama get his concept that an exe order was the immediate law of his land.
Well darn it was Bill Clinton´s mode of control wasn´t it.
Can the delusional force us all into a plan of their choice.That´s not going going so well and illegal means arrive as always.
Once again they are about to learn another old adage prevails -- The one one about leading another type animal to water .
conclusion they are the sheep and we the people are the other type animal.


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A half-dozen years ago, Brendan Eich donated $1,000 to the campaign for Proposition 8, the California ballot initiative that set out to ban same-sex marriage. It passed with 52 percent of the vote, but was later overturned by the courts. (Snip)Calls for his ouster were premised on the notion that all support for Proposition 8 was hateful, and that a CEO should be judged not just by his or her conduct in the professional realm, but also by political causes he or she supports as a private citizen. If that attitude spreads, it will damage our society.

Family of Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370´s
Pilot Frustrated Over Continued Suspicion
Wall Street Journal, by Mark Magnier    Original Article
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KUALA LUMPUR—A family member of the captain of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 said the family is frustrated with the suspicion surrounding the pilot´s motives and character. Capt. Zaharie Ahmad Shah, with over 18,000 hours of flying time, commanded Flight 370 from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8 when it disappeared with 239 passengers and crew aboard. Fariq Abdul Hamid was the second officer. Investigators looking into the plane´s disappearance have focused on the pilot, co-pilot and crew members but haven´t ruled out the possibility that one or more passengers were involved, people familiar with the investigation said Friday. Mr. Zaharie´s relative,

A New Biography Shows That ‘John
Wayne’ Was His Own Best Creation
Daily Beast, by Christopher Bray    Original Article
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“Truly, this man was the son of God.” Thus speaks a Roman centurion at the end of George Stevens’s inaptly named The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965). It’s a line that always gets a big laugh, partly because the idea of anything so irreligious as Hollywood hokum commenting on the provenance of Jesus Christ is axiomatically funny, but mostly because the centurion is played by John Wayne, a movie star who might have known a son of a gun when he saw one, but who patently knew precious little else. Except, one learns from Scott Eyman’s exhaustive new biography, John

How did the IPCC’s alarmism
take everyone in for so long?
Telegraph [UK], by Christopher Booker    Original Article
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When future generations come to look back on the alarm over global warming that seized the world towards the end of the 20th century, much will puzzle them as to how such a scare could have arisen. They will wonder why there was such a panic over a 0.4 per cent rise in global temperatures between 1975 and 1998, when similar rises between 1860 and 1880 and 1910 and 1940 had given no cause for concern. They will see these modest rises as just part of a general warming that began at the start of the 19th century, as the

Hillary Betrays Her Country
Washington Free Beacon, by Andrew Stiles    Original Article
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Why does Hillary Clinton hate America? That is the question that should be on everyone’s mind as she embarks on a worldwide tour to plug her forthcoming memoir. Check out this THE POLITICO article [emphasis mine]: Hillary Clinton discussed her work at the State Department, called for young women not to take criticisms personally and rapped the media for treating powerful women with a double standard at the kickoff of “Women in the World” in New York City Thursday night. Clinton’s appearance on a panel with International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde, moderated by New York Times columnist Tom Friedman, ran

What the Former Soviet States
Are Thinking About Russia
National Journal, by Marina Koren    Original Article
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With no evidence that Russia has any plans to withdraw its troops from the border of Ukraine, some former Soviet states are worried about their own regional security. Farther east, other countries, closely aligned with Moscow rather than the West, say they are trying to ease tensions. And several central Asian states have responded by simply staying silent. The United States and NATO announced this week that they are boosting military support in the Baltic region, which is on especially high alert. Moscow has long complained about Russians´ rights there, and its takeover of Crimea suggests it may be willing to

Computer glitches hamper
healthcare delivery to California´s poor
Los Angeles Times, by Eryn Brown    Original Article
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Reginald Clarke is someone Obamacare was designed to help. The 55-year-old, who was homeless for a time, now has an apartment in Gardena and a street-cleaning job that pays him $14,000 a year. He hadn´t visited a doctor in four or five years. Then, last fall, his girlfriend told him he would be eligible for Medi-Cal starting Jan. 1. "I was excited. I could go get a physical," he said. "There are a few things I need." But joy turned to exasperation when Clarke´s application, filed in December, was mistakenly rejected — and then seemed to disappear from county and state computer systems. By law,

The president takes the low road
Washington Post, by Ed Rogers    Original Article
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The president gave two speeches this week, one in the Rose Garden to talk about Obamacare and one in Ann Arbor, Mich., to push minimum wage increases. What did we learn? We learned that President Obama is most comfortable in campaign mode, and his campaigning has gotten downright ugly. His Rose Garden speech was a typical self-congratulatory moment for supposedly hitting 7.1 million Obamacare sign-ups — although we know that once again, the White House is ignoring some inconvenient truths. We also learned that the president was vain enough to asked the networks to cover his speech in prime time, but



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Washington Free Beacon, by Andrew Stiles    Original Article
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Why does Hillary Clinton hate America? That is the question that should be on everyone’s mind as she embarks on a worldwide tour to plug her forthcoming memoir. Check out this THE POLITICO article [emphasis mine]: Hillary Clinton discussed her work at the State Department, called for young women not to take criticisms personally and rapped the media for treating powerful women with a double standard at the kickoff of “Women in the World” in New York City Thursday night. Clinton’s appearance on a panel with International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde, moderated by New York Times columnist Tom Friedman, ran

Jeb Bush: Many illegal immigrants
come out of an ‘act of love’

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Washington Post, by By Ed O´Keefe    Original Article
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Former Florida governor Jeb Bush said Sunday that many who illegally come to the United States do so out of an "act of love" for their families and should be treated differently than people who illegally cross U.S. borders or overstay visas. The comments came during an event marking the 25th anniversary of the presidency of George H. W. Bush at the library and museum that bears the name of the Bush patriarch.

Now Muslim parents are complaining
about flyers for Easter egg hunts

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Daily Caller, by Eric Owens    Original Article
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In Dearborn, Mich., home to over 40,000 Americans of Arab descent, some Muslim parents have complained about flyers handed out at public schools advertising an Easter egg hunt at a local Presbyterian church. The Muslim parents assert that the flyers – emblazoned with the word “Eggstravaganza!” – violate the separation of church and state widely ascribed to the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause, reports the Detroit Free Press. Students at three Dearborn elementary schools received the flyers. A large number of Muslim students attend the schools. The “Eggstravaganza!” is scheduled to take place on April 12 event at Cherry Hill Presbyterian Church

CIA Official Dies in Apparent Suicide
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Washington Free Beacon, by Bill Gertz    Original Article
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A senior CIA official has died in an apparent suicide this week from injuries sustained after jumping off a building in northern Virginia, according to sources close to the CIA. CIA spokesman Christopher White confirmed the death and said the incident did not take place at CIA headquarters in McLean, Va. “We can confirm that there was an individual fatally injured at a facility where agency work is done,” White told the Washington Free Beacon. “He was rushed to a local area hospital where he subsequently died. Due to privacy reasons and out of respect for the family, we are not releasing

´The debate over repealing this law is over´: Obama
boasts 7.1 MILLION have signed up to Obamacare
but study shows just 858,000 newly insured*

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Daily Mail (UK), by DAVID MARTOSKO    Original Article
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A triumphant President Barack Obama declared Tuesday his signature medical insurance overhaul a success, saying it has made America´s health care system ´a lot better´ in a Rose Garden press conference. But buried in the 7.1 million enrollments he announced in a heavily staged appearance is a more unsettling reality. Numbers from a RAND Corporation study that has been kept under wraps suggest that barely 858,000 previously uninsured Americans – nowhere near 7.1 million – have paid for new policies and joined the ranks of the insured by Monday night.

If You Think YOU Can’t Name A Hillary
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Independent Journal Review, by Mike Miller    Original Article
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Following her speech at the “Women of the World Summit” in New York City on Thursday, Hillary Clinton was asked this simple question by a moderator: “When you look at your time as Secretary of State, what are you most proud of? And what do you feel was unfinished, and maybe have another crack at one day?” Here are a few excerpts from her response: ”Look, I really see my role as Secretary, in fact leadership in general in a democracy, as a relay race. When you run the best race you can run, you hand off the baton.” “Some

Back to Africa? For some African-
Americans, the answer is yes

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Christian Science Monitor, by Chris Stein    Original Article
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Accra, Ghana — Jimmy Thorne says that relocating to Ghana is one of the best moves he’s ever made. It doesn’t matter if he, an African-American, gets called “obroni,” the local word for white person, in the streets, or if some of his family can’t quite figure out what he’s doing in this West African nation so far from his roots in North Carolina. (Snip) Whether motivated by love, money, or the desire to rekindle a long-lost connection, black repatriation to Africa remains alive and well, even if it never quite became the high-volume, emotional return to African roots

Romney’s return to public life stokes
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FOX News, by Staff    Original Article
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Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney has sworn off running again for elected office, but Americans have certainly heard that one before. Speculation that Romney might run again has largely been stoked by the reunion he planned to host last month in Park City, Utah, for members of his 2012 campaign and debate team and a string of recent public appearances. He has appeared on TV news shows 12 times in the past six months. That’s essentially on pace with Michigan GOP Rep. Mike Rogers, who led all national politicians last year with 26 appearances over 12 months. Romney has

The artist formerly known as Cat
Stevens enters rock’s hall of fame

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Boston Globe (MA), by James Sullivan    Original Article
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Worth the wait! Reclusive movie
star Doris Day smiles and
waves to fans as she makes
rare public appearance on her
milestone 90th birthday

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DailyMail (U.K.), by Helen Zhao and Juliet Paylor    Original Article
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Reclusive movie star Doris Day greeted fans with a rare smile and a wave from her balcony on Thursday as she rang in her 90th birthday. The Oscar-nominee appeared in great spirits as she made the rather regal gesture from her home in Carmel-by-the-Sea, on California´s north coast - a quiet little enclave also home to Clint Eastwood - the first time she´s been seen in public since 2008. After opening up to Closer Weekly about her milestone birthday, revealing she´s still very much in demand, with scripts pouring in all the time, the silver-haired beauty appeared as sprightly as

7M enrolled doesn´t guarantee
health law´s success

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Associated Press, by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar    Original Article
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WASHINGTON- Seven million people signed up, so there is an appetite for President Barack Obama´s health care law, but that doesn´t guarantee success for the country´s newest social program. Big challenges are lurking for the next enrollment season, which starts Nov. 15. Chief among them are keeping premiums and other consumer costs in check, and overhauling an enrollment process that was advertised as customer-friendly but turned out to be an ordeal. "They have demonstrated the law can work, but we are a ways off from being able to judge its success," said Larry Levitt, an expert on health insurance markets

Female transgender student
suspended for using women’s bathroom

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New York Daily News, by Nicole Hensley    Original Article
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A female transgender student wants an apology from a North Carolina college for being detained by a security officer and sent home for using the women’s bathroom. The 22-year-old freshman, Andraya Williams, believes she was discriminated against during a March 19 incident at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, N.C. because of her looks. The freshman said she was leaving the restroom and going to her social studies class when a female officer stopped her and requested her student ID, according to a statement released by the Transgender Law Center. The officer then laughed while asking the student if


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