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Obama has begun repealing Obamacare
Washington Post, by Jennifer Rubin

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Posted By:StormCnter, 12/26/2013 5:14:15 AM

Obamacare as written is already gone, dismantled by its namesake. Obamacare itself has not, strictly speaking, collapsed of its own weight. Rather, it has been changed from its original, unworkable form first by Chief Justice John Roberts and then by the president into some new, unworkable mishmash. Obamacare per se is already gone. The question remains whether the law in some form will remain or whether the 2016 contest will be about what sort of plan replaces Obamacare. The latter is the odds-on favorite. David Brooks on “Meet the Press” yesterday predicted (correctly, in my view) further undoing of the

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 12/26/2013 5:48:14 AM     (No. 9667975)

Just as I thought: the journolists now perceive a disaster on the horizon and ate busily trying to save Obama´s lame-duck face. Well, that´s not good enough. Obamacare is one social experiment "gone too far", and it must be forever tagged to it´s deceitful authors.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Poobah, 12/26/2013 6:27:36 AM     (No. 9667981)

So the Washington Post is saying this nightmare is over, ObamaCare is finished, and our country is about to be swept clean from its crumbling rubble. But the question is, “How much of the Democrat’s power base will remain?” In particular, will the tidewaters wash away the real threat to our nation – the media – which gave us this mess in the first place. The defeat of the attack on “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson gives hope that the answer to that question may be, “Yes!” If so, when we say, in a few days, “Happy New Year” we will do more than make a wish. We will state a fact.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: jgat, 12/26/2013 6:41:13 AM     (No. 9667987)

Worse will follow Obamacare. Single payer schemes that throttles the economies of other nations that can avoid the costs keeping world peace will be enacted and our descent into bankruptcy will be accelerated!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: franq, 12/26/2013 7:25:32 AM     (No. 9668013)

Too bad there are no politicians or journalists with enough guts to give a detailed report of where the money really went. I´m talking about at least $1 billion, probably more. I´d like to see hearings, indictments, and disgrace. John Boehner, how about it? And what of the Navigators? Are they still getting paid?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: hotcorner, 12/26/2013 7:51:37 AM     (No. 9668039)

Obama will hang on as long as possible for the control and the big new union bureaucracy with dues paying members. He never cared about health care or global warming, only the control of a dictator and the money. If the country can´t see him for he is by now, it´s hopeless.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: BeatleJeff, 12/26/2013 8:01:39 AM     (No. 9668057)

No, #3. Just as impeachment would never get through the Senate, single payer will never get through the House. Quit being so darn pessimistic! What will happen is a taxpayer bailout of the insurance industry to undue the economic damage Odumbcluck has caused.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: M2, 12/26/2013 8:03:04 AM     (No. 9668059)

I keep visualizing Obama signing the health care law with various pens, surrounded by Pelosi & Co. Obama was smirking as he signed. That was an in-your-face expression, akin to his uptilted-chin look when he speaks or poses for phony photo ops.

Well, he is floundering and not so smirk-intensive any more.

But rest assured, he and his radical cohorts will find a new and different way to plague Americans. I saw on Fox News a few nights ago that he´s got a sweeping new bunch of executive-orders for his various Agencies.

Since that quickie report, I have not heard or read a word about it. Perhaps it´s time for someone to find out what those new regulations are for his EPA, IRS, NEA or other Agencies. If he can´t mandate one place, he´ll do it in other places.

Beware the Brown Recluse Spider.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: rustycfc, 12/26/2013 8:07:25 AM     (No. 9668067)

Hey- Barry, we won.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: uno, 12/26/2013 8:26:26 AM     (No. 9668083)

So long as the Øbamboozler and his minions are in power Obamadontcare will not be repealed. It will just continue to mutate according to the wave of the emperor´s hand!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: strike3, 12/26/2013 8:28:40 AM     (No. 9668089)

The lib comments following the article are priceless. They are still claiming that obamacare failed because the GOP didn´t support it and because all conservatives want him to fail.

The fact that obiecare is a 100 percent democrat-owned, unworkable, unconstitutional, unsustainable piece of corruption-filled garbage never enters their puny minds.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: bmw50, 12/26/2013 8:28:44 AM     (No. 9668090)

I keep visualizing Biden whispering into Obama´s ear, this is a big F´n deal. Yes, it is a big F´n deal... America got a royal F´n by Obama, Biden, Pelosi, Reid... and by "Americans" who have their heads up their A´s.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Udanja99, 12/26/2013 8:29:27 AM     (No. 9668091)

Brown Recluse Spider. Perfect!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Udanja99, 12/26/2013 8:33:47 AM     (No. 9668096)

PS: Heavy lifting? Is that what you call illegally changing all the rules on the fly in an effort to save your own azz?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Bur Oak, 12/26/2013 8:40:41 AM     (No. 9668101)

Obama’s plan is to ruin the insurance companies. Then he’ll blame the problems on them, tell the voters that the insurance industry is too big to fail and must be taken over by the HHS Department and a single payer system instituted.

He’ll also say that this is what he wanted to do all along, but the Republicans wouldn´t let him do it so the whole Obamacare fiasco is their fault.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 12/26/2013 8:45:20 AM     (No. 9668103)

#9 I beg to differ. Nibbling around the edges of the Obamacare bill only keeps it on life support and the Republicans participating gives life and credence to the communist democrats for future battles.
Republicans don´t need to be viewed fixing something they didn´t vote for. Bring back the old system and fine tune that if possible. Next put into law the forty hour work week not what the communist cabal in the White House declares what a work week is.
If everyone had participated in the ACA would it have survived? The tip off that the entire law was a failure was all the people/ organizations including it´s author and the signees being exempt should tell you something about the ACA´s legitimacy.
As long as Obama holds the veto pen in his left hand and Harry Reid is alive Obamacare will never be repealed. Obama will NEVER be impeached he WILL get his eight years and many more vacations and travel from taxpayers. Bet your unemployment check and food stamps on it. Have a happy New Year.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: ida Lou Pino, 12/26/2013 9:16:15 AM     (No. 9668146)

Wow!

David Brooks - - after only five years - - is beginning to have doubts about 0bama.

Give metrosexual Davie Boy another five years or so - - and he may even start to feel disappointed.

Gee - - I wish I could be an intellectual.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Arby, 12/26/2013 9:22:04 AM     (No. 9668155)

It was a stealth dog´s breakfast from the get-go. I can´t wait to see what the new congress will do to it.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: StormCnter, 12/26/2013 9:24:26 AM     (No. 9668158)

#16, the health care and insurance system we had before Obamacare has been disassembled and destroyed. We cannot simply return to it, because it no longer exists. That´s why Obamacare can´t simply be repealed. It´s just not that simple.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Clinger, 12/26/2013 9:28:36 AM     (No. 9668163)

I hear far too much regarding the poor execution of Obamacare and fixing it or keeping the good bits. The government seizure of a 6th of or economy is wrong and dangerous. Discussing a better means of violating the constitution and abandoning common sense and the history of big government controls is by no means a sign of the leadership that will return us to path leading back to prosperity.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Avogadra, 12/26/2013 9:31:14 AM     (No. 9668166)

Obama himself is converting Obamacare into a nationwide high-risk pool for those who are too well off to qualify for Medicaid. If only the sickest and the richest among us have insurance, and the mandate that everybody must have insurance is unenforceable, the law will fall of its own weight. Premiums will become unaffordable for many, many millions in the middle class. Out of necessity, most people will start to experience private payment for medical services. Hospitals and physicians will have to put price lists on the internet so health care consumers can shop around. It will be an unfamiliar new world, but Obamacare might just have caused the return of the free market to medical care.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 12/26/2013 9:37:08 AM     (No. 9668172)

Insurance is a form of gambling and a very profitable one. The government wants BOTH the revenue and the resultant POWER which accrues to them upon their forced takeover.

Why would anyone want to partner with these thugs ???

Answer: They wouldn´t and that´s why there will soon be no more private insurance companies.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: peterfleming, 12/26/2013 9:46:47 AM     (No. 9668179)

The federal government does not insure the lives of our armed forces they put into life risking duty and then kill !
This bureaucratic madness insures none of their losses.
When they attempt it, medical insurances, fraud, waste,
chaos follows. Destroying massive amounts of existing
voluntary insurances all over America, with "mandated" (that means FORCED, GOVERNMENT FORCED) bureaucratically mis legislated programs is stupid, ruinous and blatantly COMMUNIST, like prison camp communist.
Go back to the old, existing programs , try to clean out the fraud, leave young people ALONE to their own devices, stop eating junk food and so much alcohol.
Prepare for a healthy old age. This is a rant !
Someone at the ComPost is waking up !

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Reply 23 - Posted by: steelbreeze, 12/26/2013 10:27:02 AM     (No. 9668212)

Aw hell let´s just repeal Obama.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Buttercup82, 12/26/2013 10:28:01 AM     (No. 9668214)

FTA: "For the billions we are spending on a million, at most, people in the exchanges, we could give them their own doctors and unlimited taxi rides to free appointments." True, but providing healthcare for the uninsured was never Obamacare´s intent. The intent was to control the people. To control their lives from cradle to grave. The progressive´s dream is such control, to make life and death decisions. To form a bureaucracy that can literally tell us if we may live or not, because the sick, weak, infirm, etc. is a drain on "limited services" and a threat to the liberal utopia. Just listen to Ezekiel Emanuel spout off what he thinks is best for "society" and you will see that healthcare was never the goal.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: strike3, 12/26/2013 10:44:41 AM     (No. 9668235)

No, #9, the only reason that the 26 and under crowd was given special treatment was because obama needed their votes and support. That part of dumbocare was put in place well before the election. Now this crowd is expected to sign up for something they don´t need and they are refusing to do so - joke´s on O´dumbo. Same reason for all the exemptions, obama needed the support of the unions, etc. but now they are finding that they get screwed anyway because it´s a Ponzi scheme with "free" care being paid for by others.

The pre-obama system could have been vastly improved by getting the ambulance-chasing lawyers out of the system and putting caps or restrictions on malpractice awards. But congress is in bed with the law firms so that didn´t happen. That´s why you had doctors paying 100 Grand a year for insurance and passing the cost on to patients. That´s what killed HRC´s attempt at reform. With that one fix and the second step of opening up healthcare marketing across state lines, obamacare would never have made it out of the gate.

It´s the government´s fault that private medical insurance was imperfect and it´s their fault that obamacare is unworkable.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Hobbiest, 12/26/2013 10:48:21 AM     (No. 9668240)

I suspect the name stays but the law itself will be gutted and entirely rebuilt sometime in early summer 2014. The Democrats are desperate not to have the first black president fail but they will be terrified of the bad generic ballot polls. This will lead them to accept a package of market based reforms if it can be labeled in a way in which they can pretend it is just tweaking Obamacare to make it work.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: coldoc, 12/26/2013 11:01:02 AM     (No. 9668257)

Fron the latest cnn poll, it seems there are a lot (majority) of women out there who just dont get it. God save us from stupid voters.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: hoosiergirl71, 12/26/2013 11:32:54 AM     (No. 9668316)

It is pretty apparent now that these socialists who want to redesign the world, don´t really have a clue how to do it successfully. So many regimes have tried and failed. There must be a fundamental reason why!
Because there IS a God who has an invested interest in humankind, these socialistic ideas will never work. Now what do we do with the shambles of our medical system? Yes, 2016 will be a very interesting political year.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: RancherJack, 12/26/2013 11:33:25 AM     (No. 9668319)

Does the IRS know?

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Reply 30 - Posted by: MDConservative, 12/26/2013 11:33:46 AM     (No. 9668320)

I disagree somewhat, #26. The under-26 deal was to primarily to placate parents (mainly mothers) raising perpetual students and/or basement dwellers who "could not find jobs" and all that. If 50 is the new 30, then 26 must be the new 12.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Butch59, 12/26/2013 11:43:10 AM     (No. 9668346)

#26 is correct about one thing. If Congress ever wants to have an "affordable" healthcare plan, the FIRST item on the list MUST be retort reform. (Check out what the state of Texas has done). Get the ambulance chasing lawyers out of the healthcare system. That in itself will reduce doctor and hospital costs by a large percentage. And open up the insurance business and allow it to operate across state lines. After all, every one of the 50 (not 57) state have an insurance commission that sets insurance rates for it´s respective state. Allow them to do their job. Get the federal government out of the healthcare business!

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Reply 32 - Posted by: msjena, 12/26/2013 11:54:04 AM     (No. 9668362)

Here is my fix for healthcare to replace Obamacare: give everyone 3 months to sign up for insurance and require insurance companies to offer coverage during this period for pre-existing conditions. As long as people continue to have coverage--cheap and bare bones or expensive and comprehensive--they can always buy insurance regardless of whether they have pre-existing conditions. So if they lose their insurance with their job, they will still be able to get insurance. This will not apply, however, to people who don´t sign up. It´s their choice. The insurance companies can set up a pool, like they do for insolvencies, to cover the people with pre-existing conditions who are entitled to coverage. I´m sure they can figure out a way. For those who decide not to buy any insurance at all, they can buy during an open enrollment period but will have to wait for a year or more before they can get coverage for pre-existing conditions and will have to pay a higher premium. Health savings accounts should also be encouraged.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: lencu255, 12/26/2013 12:04:40 PM     (No. 9668388)

My recipe: stop transforming our country into fascist/communist nightmare. Admit it - we have totalitarian regime right now. Yes, it doesn´t do what Hitler did in 1939, but it does what Hitler did in 1933! And the clique will make adjustments and get into 1939. Or 1984!

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Reply 34 - Posted by: NotaBene, 12/26/2013 12:31:04 PM     (No. 9668440)

What is missing here is that Hussein Obama is targeting these rich benefits to the Illegal Aliens that are about to join and vote massively for Hillary´s party. Obama´s people are also joining Obamacare in good numbers because it is easier to join Medicare, which is what Obamacare is.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: mc squared, 12/26/2013 12:40:25 PM     (No. 9668452)

It´s only a battle, not the war.



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Reply 36 - Posted by: Aria, 12/26/2013 12:58:08 PM     (No. 9668477)

I´m not so naive to think this is the end of the monster. Our saving grace has been the website debacle (inexplicable really - what were they thinking?) and the promise of anger the voters will probably take out on our "representatives" in November.

In retrospect, thank God Obama is a proven liar - however, if he hadn´t lied in the first place we wouldn´t be in this mess.

But whatever, my previous insurance plan is still cancelled and my doctor is probably still wondering how she will be paid.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: coldoc, 12/26/2013 12:59:02 PM     (No. 9668480)

Maybe now is when the republican house should again pass another all-encompassing repeal bill. Force the dems to vote on it, enforce the law as passed, or help throw out the trash in an attempt to save their useless political hides next year. Timing is everything.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: federale, 12/26/2013 2:17:13 PM     (No. 9668553)

I would not want to be Herr Obama´s dog right now curled up to his naster in the White House bunker.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: ocjim, 12/26/2013 2:49:30 PM     (No. 9668583)

I think we should deep six the whole duplicitous monstrosity. However, as a human as well as practical political matter we need to create safe harbor for certain groups like high risk and the truly poor during the transition from obamasnare.

A key part of any Republican alternative must include a transition plan, else I think 20 percent of the country is going to be very, very angry. Like little children, the entitled don´t understand when the goodies are sharply curtailed. The just get upset.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: ocjim, 12/26/2013 2:55:15 PM     (No. 9668594)

And the regime is trying as hard as they can to establish the meme that if the website is working well, then all well with obamacare. Wrong, of course! More sophistry from 0 and his deceitful crew.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Persecutor2, 12/26/2013 4:34:03 PM     (No. 9668689)

Re #9: How long an insurance company will allow a policyholder to carry someone else as a "dependent" should be between the insco and the policyholder. Obama & co sticking their gov´t camel´s nose into the deal (I agree with #26, in order to get more of the "youth vote") is just another way gov´t works to enslave the producers to the non-producers. And coverage for "pre-existing conditions" is not "insurance", which is protection against a risk of loss. It is assuming a loss which is already established. "Outlawing" the pre=existing condition exclusion is not the part of Obamacare that "works"--it is a large part of what makes the entire scheme unworkable without massive intrusions into individual freedom. It is one of the primary causes behind the individual mandate and the ´essential coverage´ monstrosity that requires universal maternity coverage, universal pediatric care coverage, Sandra Fluke´s contraceptives coverage, etc, etc. Those requirements are, in turn, the cause of massive cancellations of previously just-fine policies, with more such cancellations to come when the employer mandate kicks in.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 12/26/2013 5:54:48 PM     (No. 9668792)



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Reply 43 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 12/26/2013 5:58:19 PM     (No. 9668797)

I won´t be happy until the msm is gone, completely gone. They are a main reason why America is now in the mess it is in. Make ´em pay. Let´s get Fox some good competition and let´s move on and try to straighten out this mess. Once again, a hint, just a hint to those who were so dogged determined to sit out the last three elections to make their point.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 12/26/2013 6:32:47 PM     (No. 9668826)

The real first should be removal of foreign ownership of American Insurance Companies! Next suggest that AARP pack their bags and end their schemes that helped push Ocare on to us.
American insurance of all types changed when all the profits from those protections headed overseas just as electric power became expensive when states sold out to foreign owners.


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Reply 45 - Posted by: dr fate, 12/26/2013 8:23:15 PM     (No. 9668900)

A little late to the thread, but the fact that #9´s post received 16 "likes" tells me that this website is not the conservative bastion it used to be. Troll infested?

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Four years after Obamacare became law, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is notifying Medicare providers and suppliers of new fingerprint-based background checks. Eventually, all individuals who hold a five percent or greater stake in a Medicare supplier or provider that is categorized as "high risk" will be subject to the requirement. The provision is part of the Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP Program Integrity Provisions (Title E) of the Affordable Care Act, and gives the HHS secretary broad discretion in applying the background check requirements depending on the potential for abuse, fraud, and/or waste. The new requirements are spelled

Obama Administration Wants UN to Come Up With
Fake Numbers to Back ‘Climate Change’ Legislation
PJ Media, by Bryan Preston    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/16/2014 4:33:40 AM     Post Reply
The Obama administration is just fraud all the way down. U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration is concerned that a crucial United Nations report on climate science may be too harsh in assessing the cost of fighting global warming. Such a finding may lower the incentive for the world to reduce fossil fuel pollution and feed the arguments of those skeptical about whether it’s worth spending money to curtail rising temperatures. Global temperatures haven’t risen in 15 years, but never mind that. Pay no attention to the Sun’s role in our climate. The UN report is set for release next week. Plenty of time to

Greg Abbott Beating Wendy
Davis in Texas Among Women
Townhall, by Katie Pavlich    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/16/2014 4:24:57 AM     Post Reply
Texas Attorney General and Gubernatorial Candidate Greg Abbott is beating State Senator and feminist hero Wendy Davis in the Lone Star State...among women. According to new data from the left leaning Public Policy Polling, Abbott is not only leading Davis with overall voters, but by a whopping eight percent among female voters. Further, Davis´ has an overall 47 percent unfavorable rating while Abbott enjoys a favorable rating of 40 percent. Among women, Davis´ approval favorable rating is just 32 percent.

New grand jury expected to be seated
in Gov. Rick Perry´s ethics case
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/15/2014 1:18:20 PM     Post Reply
AUSTIN — A Texas judge was expected to seat a grand jury Monday in an investigation into whether Gov. Rick Perry abused his power by vetoing funding for public corruption prosecutors last year. Special State District Judge Bert Richardson was to oversee the impaneling in Austin. The governor’s office didn’t return messages seeking comment, but The Austin-American Statesman and KVUE-TV reported that Perry took the unusual step of hiring a criminal defense attorney to represent him. The attorney, David Botsford, did not return calls from The Associated Press seeking comment. In June, the governor threatened to veto funding approved by the Texas Legislature

A Pitiful Pulitzer Pick
Commentary Magazine, by Max Boot    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/15/2014 12:34:31 PM     Post Reply
The Pulitzer Prize board has just managed to do the impossible. It has awarded a prize that deserves to be spoken of in the same conversation with its risible 1932 award to the New York Times correspondent Walter Duranty for articles whitewashing the evils of Stalinist Russia. The award of the Public Service prize to the Washington Post and the Guardian for serving as a mouthpiece for Edward Snowden is an attempt by the journalistic establishment to put its stamp of approval on the actions of one of the most destructive traitors in U.S. history—a former NSA contractor who has done



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Ben Carson: White House wanted
apology for ‘offending’ Obama

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Daily Caller, by Alex Pappas    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/15/2014 5:22:51 AM     Post Reply
Neurosurgeon Ben Carson says the White House wanted him to apologize for “offending” President Obama after he famously delivered a conservative message at the National Prayer Breakfast last year. Carson, the former director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, recalls the events surrounding his 2013 speech in his new book, One Nation: What We Can All Do To Save America’s Future. The Daily Caller obtained an advance copy of the book, which is set for release May 20. “He did not appear to be hostile or angry,” Carson writes of Obama, “but within a matter of minutes after the conclusion of

Megyn Kelly and the
Sandberg Head Shaker

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American Thinker, by Richard F. Miniter    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/15/2014 9:16:05 AM     Post Reply
Megyn Kelly’s "Kelly File" is a great news show. She’s incisive, informed and customarily handles the toughest guest with aplomb. But her lengthy interview of Facebook C.O.O. Sheryl Sandberg about her second book in the Lean In series Lean In: For Graduates was a head shaker. Amazing that she of all people allowed Sandberg to restring the same old, same old, shamed, and shopworn feminist myths about women and girls and then jangle it in front of her viewing audience like something new out of the box. Indeed Kelly all but genuflected in front of this woman. Kept her on thru

Why You Should Be Sympathetic
Toward Cliven Bundy

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Powerline, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 4/15/2014 8:40:58 AM     Post Reply
On Saturday, I wrote about the standoff at Bundy Ranch. That post drew a remarkable amount of traffic, even though, as I wrote then, I had not quite decided what to make of the story. Since then, I have continued to study the facts and have drawn some conclusions. Here they are. First, it must be admitted that legally, Bundy doesn’t have a leg to stand on. The Bureau of Land Management has been charging him grazing fees since the early 1990s, which he has refused to pay. Further, BLM has issued orders limiting the area on which Bundy’s cows can

Biden Tells Boston Bombing
Survivors, ´It Was Worth It´ (Video)

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Breitbart´s Instablog, by Debra Heine    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 9:28:18 PM     Post Reply
Less than a minute into his speech at the Boston marathon bombing memorial on Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden went tragically off script and told the crowd of Boston bombing survivors that "it was worth it." After expressing how impressed he was with the tribute, he said somberly, "let me say to those ´quote survivors,´ my God, you have survived and you have soared. It was worth it. I mean this sincerely - just to hear each of you speak. You´re truly, truly inspiring." The audience sat in stunned silence until Biden declared, "I´ve never heard anything so beautiful than

Casual marijuana use linked with
brain abnormalities, study finds

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Fox News, by Loren Grush    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 6:12:53 PM     Post Reply
Casual marijuana use may come with some not-so-casual side effects. For the first time ever, researchers at Northwestern University have analyzed the relationship between casual use of marijuana and brain changes – and found that young adults who used cannabis just once or twice a week showed significant abnormalities in two important brain structures. The study’s findings, to be published Wednesday in the Journal of Neuroscience, are similar to those of past research linking chronic, long-term marijuana use with mental illness and changes in brain development. Dr. Hans Breiter, co-senior study author, said he was inspired to look at the effects of casual

Which Actor Portrays The
Best James Bond?

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American Spectator, by Jonah Goldberg and Taki Theodoracopulos    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/16/2014 11:20:22 AM     Post Reply
Look, everyone loves Sean Connery, particularly Sean Connery. That’s why he plays Sean Connery in every movie he’s in. People love that Scottish brogue so much, they don’t mind that he has it when he plays Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez, an immortal Spaniard in Highlander. The guy even won an Oscar for playing an Irish cop with a Scottish accent. Talk about sexist double standards: Meryl Streep has to master foreign dialects to get her golden statuettes. Connery just has to show up on time. In economics you devalue a currency by printing too much of it. In film you

Has Rush Limbaugh Finally
Reached the End Of The Road?

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Forbes Magazine, by Rick Ungar    Original Article
Posted By: EveningStar- 4/16/2014 7:24:05 PM     Post Reply
Like him or hate him, there is no disputing that Rush Limbaugh’s very special brand of mixing right-wing politics with his flare for entertainment has produced one of the most successful radio programs in the medium’s long history. Whatever the burning political question of the day, millions of Americans have relished the opportunity to tune into Rush’s program, knowing that he would quickly take that hot potato, throw a few gallons of verbal kerosene into the mix and elevate the matter into a five alarm fire with a just a few well-chosen words spoken in the style only Rush Limbaugh could

White babies just 15 months old show racial
bias when picking playmates, study found

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Daily Mail (U.K.), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/15/2014 10:23:35 PM     Post Reply
Toddlers show racial bias when picking playmates, a study reveals. They also take account of how fairly others behave. Researchers tested the reaction of white 15-month-olds as toys were distributed. Two white adults divided the toys, one equally and the other unequally. Seventy per cent of the toddlers chose to play with the researcher who distributed the toys fairly. But in a second test, when one researcher favoured a white recipient over an Asian one, they picked the ‘fair’ researcher less often, the journal Frontiers in Psychology reports. And the babies are more likely to help those who share the same ethnicity, which is known as

Atlanta Braves flooded with Hank
Aaron hate mail: He’s a ‘s*****g’

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Washington Times (D.C.), by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/15/2014 3:23:19 PM     Post Reply
Hank Aaron’s recent comments about the need for America to realize that racism is still very much alive and thriving — only now due to those who wear “neckties and starched shirts” rather than KKK hoods — has sparked an angry backlash and many fans are turning the tables, calling the baseball legend himself a racist. “Hank Aaron is a s*****g piece of [expletive] [racial slur],” one man said in an email to the Atlanta Braves’ front office, one of the teams Mr. Aaron used to play for, CBS News reported. “My old man instilled in my mind from a

White is not right: Campus admins ask
for help weeding out white people

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Daily Caller, by Robby Soave    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 7:47:18 PM     Post Reply
Western Washington University sent a questionnaire to students asking them for advice on how the administration could succeed at making sure that in future years, “we are not as white as we are today.” The question notes that WWU’s racial make up does not perfectly reflect the nation at large, and asks students to consider strategies that other universities have used to focus on skin color as the paramount indicator of a student-applicant’s worth. The president of WWU has stated that his explicit goal is to reduce the white population on campus, according to Campus Reform. “I’ve said before and I’ll say it

If a nuclear bomb exploded in downtown
Washington, what should you do?

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The Week, by Marc Ambinder    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/15/2014 4:51:46 AM     Post Reply
Funny question in the headline, yes? But since President Obama worries more about the threat of terrorists´ improvised nuclear device going off in a major American city than anything Russia can throw at us, I was wondering if the government had deigned to share with us citizens any tips for, you know, surviving something their own intelligence points to as the likeliest unlikely Black Swan event. Well, no. And yes. No — very few people in Washington, D.C., who work for the government have any idea what they would do if a 10-kiloton nuclear device exploded at the intersection of 16th and K

Obama taps gay bishop to wrap Easter
Prayer Breakfast with invocation

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 4/15/2014 9:25:28 AM     Post Reply
When President Obama needed a preacher to fulfill the closing prayer duties at the annual White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, he turned to none other than the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop — who said he was as shocked as anyone at the appointment. The Right Rev. Gene Robinson said in a tweet, accompanied by a photo of Mr. Obama behind a podium at the event: “POTUS ‘preaches’ at the Easter prayer breakfast. Then, out of the blue, asks ME to close with prayer. OMG!” Newsmax said he also emphasized that the words he chose to close the breakfast


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