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The Establishment fights back:
Mitch McConnell leads GOP´s battle
against Tea Party insurgents

Washington Examiner, by David M. Drucker

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 11/29/2013 2:10:41 PM

For Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell, enough was enough. The Senate´s top Republican had watched a Tea Party-driven government shutdown sink the GOP´s already-weak brand and jeopardize McConnell´s own chances of ever becoming majority leader. The solution, he concluded, was that the party´s so-called Establishment had to start fighting back against its most conservative wing. McConnell, an ardent Obamacare opponent, and other Republican pragmatists in Congress, supported the conservatives´ mission to defund Obamacare during budget negotiations, which led to the 16-day shutdown. But the pragmatists also accepted that their odds of success were virtually nil. Democrats ruled the Senate and White House, those

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This article will absolutely infuriate you. "There were people who were basically afraid of [conservatives], frankly,” McConnell said?? We are living in the most dangerous of times and McConnell doesn´t have the spine to be a man and work with these people for the good of our country. The demonization of the "conservative" wing of the Republican party is frustrating and depressing. They are the ones who stand up for our Constitution and the upholding of our laws and they are the ones who are ridiculed. The world is indeed upside down.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: god of irony, 11/29/2013 2:19:08 PM     (No. 9633677)

I live in KY and there is no scenario where I vote for McConnell. I would rather see a democrat have the seat if that means he loses is power that he amassed for his own benefit and not the Republican party or America.


And for the record I have voted Republican in every national contest since I first became eligible to vote in 1985.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: JimS, 11/29/2013 2:20:14 PM     (No. 9633678)

Mitch McConnell…RETIRE!!!
You have lifetime benefits and pension. Go home to Kentucky.
We don´t want Dem Lite as a Republican Party.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 11/29/2013 2:24:26 PM     (No. 9633684)

No, this article doesn´t infuriate me. I believe this is exactly what happened and good for Mitch McConnell. We have no time for chasing what even the defund leaders knew was a pipe dream. We have to be, just as the article says, "pragmatic", choosing our battles and not wasting our ammunition on feel-good but futile targets. The only result of the defund tactic and the 12 day shutdown was fattening Ted Cruz´s political coffers.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: losgatos, 11/29/2013 2:27:55 PM     (No. 9633687)

I´m sick of articles like this. We have the biggest threat to the US in decades sitting in the White House and the Examiner, and everyone else it seems, want to attack a Republican. I don´t care if he´s a RINO or what he is but my guess is he´s less of a threat than Obama.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: pursuitoftruth, 11/29/2013 2:39:18 PM     (No. 9633698)

Oh yes, #3. That has worked so well..s/o. The opposition party hasn´t been the opposition party for years. They are all in it together to promote the same agenda and same selfish greed. The Tea Party is not a party that was formed to create an agenda. It was birthed out of a grassroots movement of real Americans that are just trying to save this country from "pragmatism".

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Reply 6 - Posted by: QRP, 11/29/2013 3:00:11 PM     (No. 9633713)

Hopefully when McConnell loses in 2014 that will be the last we ever hear from that overinflated windbag.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 11/29/2013 3:30:23 PM     (No. 9633749)

@#3: Exactly what battles has McConnell fought for? I can think of nothing he has done in all his DC years that has bolstered constitutional principles. He is a party hack dedicated to remaining in power at all costs. We have trillions in debt, a withering economy and slowly eroding freedoms, all while McConnell and Boehner stand by and say n-o-t-h-i-n-g.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: hoosiergirl71, 11/29/2013 3:36:04 PM     (No. 9633756)

McConnell seems to be ´in it´ for McConnell, and the Tea Party senators threaten his future. Never mind that Sen Cruz, and others are speaking for the people...you and me...who otherwise have No voice in the governing process. Yes, enough is enough! We need to send this over the hill senator home and elect someone who truly cares about America and Americans.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: faith_and_reason, 11/29/2013 3:47:41 PM     (No. 9633767)

Libertarians and conservatives truly committed to the free market have only two choices:

1) accept the media (and ´RAT) narrative that opposition to ´RATS is legitimate only if it is foot-dragging ´RAT-lite policies of going over the cliff more slowly (i.e., "achieving the glorious workers´ paradise we all righteously seek, despite those who would delay and deny")

or

2) Standing proudly and vocally for principle, for lower taxes, for protecting the environment *better* than the ´RATS, for offering a *truly* better life for the poor, the elderly, the disabled, the handicapped, all immigrants willing to follow the American ideal and for people of all religions who respect the rights of all other religions, etc., etc.

I will only support the second strategy! Mitch McConnell is my enemy in this conflict between the two strategies. His opposition to the second strategy is immoral.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: dman, 11/29/2013 3:51:22 PM     (No. 9633770)

New party. "Reforming" the GOP is simply not a real option.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: horacer, 11/29/2013 3:54:16 PM     (No. 9633771)

What battles has McConnell fought? How about fighting for the 1st amendment by taking McCain-Feingold to the Supreme Court. McConnell has been the Senate´s staunchest defender of free speech.

However, he´s a politician, and like all politicians he´ll do anything to retain power. I still think he´s better a choice than an unknown, unvetted possible conservative like Bevin.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Coy860, 11/29/2013 4:01:09 PM     (No. 9633778)

Can anyone explain to me what McConnell and Boehner stand for, and what does the Republican party stand for these days?
I sure don´t know, unless it is to pretend they are ostriches with their heads in the sand and their arses up in the air.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: radrelic, 11/29/2013 4:37:38 PM     (No. 9633807)

Never try to reason with zealots. A time and energy waster.

Pride being the universal sin, we are paying the price as we watch the country stagger and reel.
Our old strengths become weaknesses and our revitalized, energized strengths become our impossible to contain flash in the pan that could burn us all to a crisp. And with the new warheads in Jamaica found today, it could be a nuclear one.

The way the democrats treat the military--limited war rules in Afghanistan--the dems predicted a Vietnam in Iraq but getting one in Afghanistan because theyn are in charge.

Sustainable losses policy now on the battlefield.


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Reply 14 - Posted by: mermer, 11/29/2013 4:39:44 PM     (No. 9633809)

The country is not buying what the Tea Party is selling. This is not rocket science. I think the Tea Party has about 25% support among voters. That´s not even close to enough to dictate to the rest of us.

25% can cause havoc that harms the GOP, but how stupid is that - if you really think about it?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: absalom, 11/29/2013 4:40:57 PM     (No. 9633810)

Tell me who you associate with and I´ll tell you who you are. Chinless and spineless McConnell is just another DC fraud and hustler. And the average voter knows it in their bones.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: MissMolly, 11/29/2013 4:44:06 PM     (No. 9633818)

We´ll see what the "average voter" in KENTUCKY, where it counts, thinks of their Senator. My impression is that McConnell will be just fine on the day after the primary and the day after the election.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: suedotsue, 11/29/2013 4:53:01 PM     (No. 9633832)

I´ve heard the author of this article interviewed many times. The DC establishment is all that exists for him. I´ve heard him laugh at the idea that the grassroots decides anything in this country. Enough is enough, Mr. Drucker? The radical left is in firm grip of this country for half a generation but there´s no rush about that. Drucker´s most pathetic claim is that McConnell is an ardent opponent of O´Care. This has never been true. McConnell himself recently said it will take a new president to stop O´Care. For Drucker´s information, a recent CNN poll found O´Care hurt democrats much more than the so-called shut down hurt the GOP. As to defunding being a pipe dream, Drucker is again mistaken. In Nov. 2010 we gave the GOP House all it needed to defund O´Care. The House has 100% authority in funding matters, can´t be overridden by Senate or White House. John Boehner has refused to allow a standalone O´Care defunding bill to come to the floor. Nor has he allowed an up or down standalone vote to approve ObamaCare as a tax. Meaning it´s currently illegal.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: javelin, 11/29/2013 5:11:28 PM     (No. 9633856)

I have been active in GOP politics for years - very active. Once in a while we have some hothead show up and complain that we aren´t getting the job done - then he disappears.
Politics is a long, tough grind. Blowing in and castigating those working for the conservative cause because they don´t meet your simplistic understanding of how things work is just annoying. It doesn´t help. A good example is the effort by some to impeach Obama. It´s a wasted effort by people who don´t know how the impeachment process works, how much most voters dislike impeachment, the impossibility of success, and the fact that anger blinds them to their own foolishness.
The true conservatives (who have read Adam Smith, Edmund Burke, Bill Buckley, Russell Kirk, etc.)will put their energy into winning control of the US Senate.


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Reply 19 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 11/29/2013 5:15:11 PM     (No. 9633861)

I´ve heard that Mitch has a real nice family . I certainly hope so as I beg the good people of Kentucky to give him a chance to ´spend a lot more time´ with them.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: ColoWapiti, 11/29/2013 5:21:03 PM     (No. 9633869)

I learned today that if you that have not read Adam Smith, Edmund Burke, Bill Buckley, and Russell Kirk, you cannot be a conservative.

Just like another poster today, if you have not done A, B, or C, then sit down and shut up.

Not going to happen.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: kahunavol, 11/29/2013 5:34:04 PM     (No. 9633887)

I love it when an establishment R tells stories of the days of putting down young whippersnappers who thinks they aren´t getting the job done. Those definitely compel me to get involved in the party. New ideas, phooey, let us go back to sleep.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Susannah, 11/29/2013 5:35:47 PM     (No. 9633888)

Are you absolutely sure you want McConnell replaced with a Yankee who´s funded by the Democratic Party of Kentucky and backed by the Senate Democratic Fund and Moveon.org?

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Reply 23 - Posted by: KimoSaavy, 11/29/2013 5:57:40 PM     (No. 9633906)

Once and for all, these old Republican frogs are not republicans at all. They have been called RINOs and democrat lite. In reality, they need to be redefined for what they are, democrats. His / their desperation says so.

This Machiavellian act on the American people to fundamentally change American politics started early 20th century and unfortunately the one party representing the conservative view is vastly infected.

The Tea Party presents a threat to them because they do not want Tea Party ideology representative of the vast majority of Americans of all races and ethnicities. It is this particular point that scares them the most. So a manufactured war against women, a stirring up between the races, and other forms of social warfare, is elemental to their scheme. Republicans need Tea Party candidates like democrats need minorities; to appeal to minorities and win elections. After that, they are discarded like a wet rag. Ask West and others.

Over the last 5 years, for every shot taken at Republicans, Boehner should have screamed out loud an opposing view. This latest effort to blame failures of ACA on republicans is a prime example. This is when you stand on top of a hill and say No. Not this one. We have ZERO accountability on this one and this is why, 1,2,3,4. What have you heard…Nothing.

Therefore In order for Tea Party candidates to win elections, they have to help increase electorate discernment:

1) DemocratsRepublican Party 2) Their ideas are similar and the same 3) Offer the people an alternative 4) Where a Republican slept with a dem in some district, he has an incurable STD and he/she needs to be eradicated. 5) Present a solid Tea Party platform for tough times ahead


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Reply 24 - Posted by: mc squared, 11/29/2013 6:06:50 PM     (No. 9633917)

Seems it´s time for a lot more lamp posts and rope for the traitors in Washington.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: PI65, 11/29/2013 6:42:18 PM     (No. 9633966)

OP doesn´t help the situation by continuing to post divisive articles like this one. We will never win any elections if we continue to behave in this manner. We must find a way to come together.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Cleanhouseindc, 11/29/2013 7:02:09 PM     (No. 9633979)

We need a change because relics like McConnell no longer represent the people.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Rakasha, 11/29/2013 7:09:49 PM     (No. 9633991)

I do not find the OP´s postings divisive; I find them informative. What is divisive is the behaviour of some of our ´representatives´ who, when confronted by the fact that they are not representing their constituents, get their wind up and go after whatever vehicle The People have found to make themselves heard.

Speaking of information, #22, you keep forgetting to mention that the Senate Conservatives Fund supports Bevin, which sort of belies the idea that he is some raging liberal, trying to sneak into the Republican primary.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: kafir091101, 11/29/2013 10:21:39 PM     (No. 9634127)

OP: Thanks for all your posts. Your contributions to Lucianne.com are always well received.

BTW: Notice how the posters who always crap all over Palin/Lee/Cruz are also so supportive of McConnell and his ilk. They were also ardent supporters of Romney.

Their consistent negative posts aimed at conservatives are a dead giveaway as to their political bent.

I for one will donate to Bevin, McConnell’s apparent primary challenger, and if he survives the challenge, then his Democrap challenger.

When you have bone cancer in the leg, the leg has to come off!

It has been suggested that during the Revolution, 30% were for it, 30% were against it, 30% didn’t have the backbone to declare and 10% didn’t have a clue.

If the Tea Part movement has 25% support, as previously posted, that’s plenty to turn the tables on the RINOs and those Socialist/Fascist pigs in the senate and WH.

With the current state of the senate, I’d swap McConnell, Graham and 2 or 3 other RINOs for Donkeys and then fight Reid/Obama like holly hell with the 40 or so remaining Republicans.

It would energize those conservatives who haven’t been getting out to the polls to do so in 2016 and US pop corn sales would skyrocket in the meantime!

Kafir

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Reply 29 - Posted by: fritzilou, 11/30/2013 12:16:04 AM     (No. 9634191)

Hopefully Bevins suppoters will work hard to rid us of the menace of the establishment who thinks they know what is best for us....they don´t.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: TXknitter, 11/30/2013 2:57:25 AM     (No. 9634243)

Dream on #14. For so few with so little clout, the Tea Party conservatives surely buy millions of books that keep
certain CONSERVATIVE authors high on the best selling book lists. If the RINOs and Democrats were not aware that millions in this country are interested in what the Tea Party is "selling" then why do they spend millions to try and destroy us? Thank you OP for taking time to post some of the most important articles every day! I deeply appreciate you.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Trigger2, 11/30/2013 3:28:47 AM     (No. 9634253)

McConnell is the stupid one. All those ´insurgents´ are going to dump his arse.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: bugger, 11/30/2013 6:02:33 AM     (No. 9634296)

To suggest that those of us who want to be rid of RINO´s are blowing it, that we all need to "come together" is simply wrong. It is McConnell who is leading the battle against conservatives (tea party insurgents). The language (insurgents??!!) is even offensive and follows the democrats example of calling people like Cruz "terrorist" that are holding "a gun to the president´s head".

I guess that would have made Reagan an insurgent. We are way too far down the path to destruction to be playing games. These traitors need to be disposed of and replaced with conservative patriots. Now. Or we are finished.

It never occurred to Mitch to fight democrats.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: StormCnter, 11/30/2013 6:38:17 AM     (No. 9634313)

Senator McConnell has had a difficult job. He has only a minority to negotiate with, to hold back, to forestall. He does not have the luxury of allowing the few chits in his hand to be used up with futile battles accomplishing nothing. I consider him a wily manager of his few Senate assets. I have seen no evidence that his primary opponent can accomplish more. But the voters of Kentucky will make that decision.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: tisHimself, 11/30/2013 7:48:18 AM     (No. 9634371)

And so do you, coming here day in and day out, arguing in the face of the obvious, defending your friends, trying to convince smart people that you are smarter than they are, know more than they do, that you are capable of objective and critical thought, that mediocrity is better than greatness, that Mitch McConnell is better than the first ten names randomly selected from the Louisville phonebook....that up is down, black is white, that the conservative movement of Reagan is really the liberal republican establishment under different.
Tough job and nobody could do it better than you.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: gillyo, 11/30/2013 4:45:12 PM     (No. 9635072)

#3 I´ve been wondering for years what it is that the Republican establishment has done that makes them worth listening to. They obviously can´t win elections.

We need fresh blood that´s willing to stand and fight and not play along to get along. McCain and McConnell are prime examples of politicians that have stayed around too long and have proven themselves to be ineffective.

The Republican establishment hasn´t done anything for years to counter the Democrats, or even to put forward common sense Conservative values. Reagan would be ashamed of them. Of course, he was never accepted by them either.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Susannah, 11/30/2013 4:54:34 PM     (No. 9635080)

Indeed, #27. I do find it odd--even troubling--that the Senate Conservative Fund supports a candidate hand-picked by the Democratic Party of Kentucky in February 2013, when it announced it was looking to fund a Tea Party challenger to McConnell. I´m totally positive the Democrats would just love to replace McConnell with a REAL conservative.

Even more interestingly, Bevin, the Tea Party candidate, continues to deny a Tea Party affiliation.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Rakasha, 11/30/2013 6:24:29 PM     (No. 9635150)

Bevin does not have to be ´affiliated´ with anyone to be supported by those of us who believe we are Taxed Enough Already. Indeed, since there is no official ´Tea Party´, it would be difficult for him to be affiliated with such.

And I find it interesting that your conclusion is that conservatives are foolishly duped by a supposed Democrat plant - especially when it is easy to look up his credentials to find out that he has led a very conservative life - rather than conclude that the Democrats are up to their usually monkeyshines.

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During a March 7th American Bar Association (ABA) conference in Philadelphia, speakers described "litigation" and "public health" appeals as strong avenues for securing more gun control. According to the ABA Journal, Jonathan E. Lowy, director of the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence´s Legal Action Project, talked of how The Project has used litigation to close down gun shops, force manufacturers "to improve gun safety, and to challenge laws like the Florida law that barred physicians from talking about guns with their patients." The Center for Injury Research and Policy at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health´s Jon S.

Hillary Clinton campaign got illicit
funds from D.C. scandal figure
Washington Times, by Dave Boyer    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 3/10/2014 8:32:29 PM     Post Reply
Despite Hillary Rodham Clinton’s promise that she had scrubbed illegal cash contributions from her 2008 presidential campaign, prosecutors revealed Monday that the mastermind of Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s “shadow campaign” also funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars to aid Mrs. Clinton’s bid for the White House. Jeffrey E. Thompson’s scheme included diverting more than $608,000 in illicit funds to a New York marketing executive, Troy White, who organized “street teams” to raise Mrs. Clinton’s visibility in urban areas during her Democratic primary battle against Barack Obama. Mr. White also has pleaded guilty in the case. Prosecutors said from February to



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Mitt Romney gathers top advisers
for campaign reunion in Utah

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Washington Post, by Philip Rucker    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 3/9/2014 1:42:49 PM     Post Reply
Is Mitt Romney getting the band back together? The 2012 Republican presidential nominee has invited his debate prep advisers and senior campaign aides to his mountaintop chalet in Park City, Utah, for a weekend of skiing later this month, according to two people close to Romney. The reunion of Romney´s political brain trust comes amid a burst of positive buzz about the former Massachusetts governor -- from favorable reviews of "MITT," the Netflix documentary about his campaigns, to chatter among some powerful GOP donors about another Romney presidential campaign in 2016.

300,000-member union drops bombshell
Obamacare report

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Breitbart´s Big Government, by Wynton Hall    Original Article
Posted By: Hooverdog- 3/10/2014 8:38:27 AM     Post Reply
The 300,000-member union that was the first to endorse then-Senator Barack Obama has released a devastating Obamacare report that says Obama´s controversial healthcare program will slash worker wages by up to $5 an hour, reduce worker hours, and exacerbate income inequality. The report by Unite Here--a North American labor union that represents workers in the hotel, gaming, food service, manufacturing, textile, distribution, laundry, and airport industries--is titled: "The Irony of ObamaCare: Making Inequality Worse." "Ironically, the Administration´s own signature healthcare victory poses one of the most immediate challenges to redressing inequality," states the 12-page report. "We take seriously the promise

Pelosi Claims Anonymous
Republican Told Her Poor
Hungry Children Are ´Invisible´
to ´Indifferent´ GOP

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Breitbart TV, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 3/9/2014 6:00:40 PM     Post Reply
During House Minority Nancy Pelosi´s address at the 2014 California Democrats State Convention on Saturday in Los Angeles, she told a story about an unnamed House Republican telling her the GOP does not care about hungry children in America. Pelosi claimed the unnamed "friend" called the poor and hungry "invisible". Pelosi used that same exact same rhetoric in early February at her weekly press briefing only then instead of friend it was the rock band U2 that gave her the "invisible" line... Pelosi on Saturday: "I asked a Republican friend why his party remains so opposed to extending the vital

Politico: Ted Cruz ´Crushed´ Gridiron
Speech, Even Impressed Democrats

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Breitbart Big Journalism, by Tony Lee    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 3/10/2014 3:58:23 AM     Post Reply
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) wowed the beltway elite and even Democrats during Saturday´s annual Gridiron event, showing why the Ivy Leaguer has confounded and been vilified by many with whom he shares the same intellectual pedigree. The annual D.C. roast is hosted by the exclusive Gridiron Club, which is composed of D.C.´s mainstream and "elite" journalists. Cruz has degrees from Princeton and Harvard, which those in the permanent political class covet, and he can do their social rituals better than they can. Yet Cruz refuses to be co-opted by them politically, instead choosing to be a staunch conservative who represents

Barnicle Calls Palin a ´Moron´
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Newsbusters, by Mark Finkelstein    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 3/10/2014 10:34:01 AM     Post Reply
Here was the Morning Joe panel bemoaning Ted Cruz´s supposed incivility at CPAC in allegedly insulting war hero Bob Dole, when up pops Mike Barnicle to ask "what does it say about CPAC, where the most popular speaker they had, the one who received the most rousing reception is a moron, Sarah Palin?" A bit later, Mika Brzezinski piled on, calling Palin a "multi-million dollar moron." When Joe Scarborough challenged her, saying "you don´t think that, right?", Mika didn´t retract her slur, saying only that Palin is "savvy in selling a message that makes a lot of money." View the

Sharyl Attkisson resigns from CBS News
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Politico, by Dylan Byers    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 3/10/2014 2:58:50 PM     Post Reply
CBS News investigative correspondent Sharyl Attkisson has reached an agreement to resign from CBS News ahead of contract, bringing an end to months of hard-fought negotiations, sources familiar with her departure told POLITICO on Monday. Attkisson, who has been with CBS News for two decades, had grown frustrated with what she saw as the network´s liberal bias, an outsized influence by the network´s corporate partners and a lack of dedication to investigative reporting, several sources said. She increasingly felt like her work was no longer supported and that it was a struggle to get her reporting on air.

In pictures: Inside the palace
Yanukovych didn´t want Ukraine to see

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Telegraph (UK), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LComStaff- 3/9/2014 8:55:13 AM     Post Reply
LCOmStaff: There is no text here but the pictures are absolutely remarkable and speak for themselves.

Richard Branson: Global warming
deniers ‘get out of our way

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Daily Caller, by Michael Bastasch    Original Article
Posted By: johngalt1- 3/10/2014 3:59:32 PM     Post Reply
Virgin CEO Richard Branson said that those who are skeptical of man-made global warming should “get out of our way,” joining the ranks of CEOs lashing out against those opposed to business investments in “sustainability.” Branson made his remarks in the wake of Apple CEO Tim Cook’s telling global warming skeptics to “get out of this stock” if they did not agree with the company’s green investment strategy. Cook made his comments after being confronted by a free-market activist who pressed him on putting the environment ahead of profitable investments. “If you want me to do things only for [return on investment] reasons,

CPAC Bonus Saturday -
A Princess in Excelsis

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Esquire, by Charles P. Pierce    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 3/10/2014 10:30:43 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- By now, and by god, it should have settled permanently in the consciousness of the nation what a huge and untoward gamble with the country John McCain and his campaign took in 2008 when they elevated Sarah Palin from her rightful place on the tundra to the political celebrity she currently enjoys. (Snip)We even got the inevitable gloat. Back five years ago, somebody wrote down on a little card for her that allowing the Russians to invade Georgia -- as though there was anything we could have done about that -- would embolden Vladimir Putin to move

´I wish he had never been born´:
Adam Lanza´s father breaks his silence
on ´evil´ son who killed 20 children at
Sandy Hook school in first interview
since tragedy

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Daily Mail (UK), by James Nye    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 3/10/2014 9:02:41 AM     Post Reply
The father of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter Adam Lanza has spoken publicly for the first time to make the startling claim that he wishes his son had never been born. Giving a series of interviews to The New Yorker magazine, Peter Lanza dubbed his son Adam ´evil´ for killing 20 children and six staff at the Connecticut school just before Christmas in 2012. Explaining that his son spent his entire life troubled by mental illness, Lanza, a vice president for GE Energy Financial Services said that in his opinion he thought his youngest boy was an undiagnosed schizophrenic. Scroll

Emperor Mitch McConnell Pledges
to Crush the Tea Party Rebellion

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Atlantic Wire, by Philip Bump    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 3/10/2014 2:21:19 PM     Post Reply
Writing a check on an account with an iffy balance, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell told The New York Times that he thinks the Republican establishment is "going to crush [our opponents] everywhere." It took zero-point-zero seconds for that quote to become precisely the sort of rallying point that Republican incumbents would probably rather their opponents not have. The Tea Party-versus-establishment war has rarely been articulated as plainly as in McConnell´s comments. Although it appears that McConnell was probably speaking within the fairly narrow frame of candidates challenging incumbent Republican senators. Last week, McConnell´s second-in-command on the Hill, Texas Sen.

Common Core is the dynamite
that could blow up Jeb Bush´s
presidential ambitions

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Washington Examiner, by Hugh Hewitt    Original Article
Posted By: Not your typical New Yorker- 3/10/2014 2:36:40 PM     Post Reply
The Conservative Political Action Conference has come and gone for 2014, and Sen. Rand Paul won the straw ballot which is held every time the party gets started. Paul, R-Ky., racked up 31 percent support among the partiers, and the CPAC gang is indeed prone to party. Sen. Ted Cruz , R-Texas, came in second with 11 percent of the CPAC thumbs-ups, and he will now head west (snip)Everyone is busy, busy, busy, laying groundwork. Except Jeb Bush, Florida´s former governor and first brother. Where in the world is Jeb? Figuring out, I think, what to do about Common Core.


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