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The AWOL Commander-in-Chief
National Review, by Andrew C. McCarthy

Original Article

Posted By:Flyright, 5/3/2014 7:50:23 AM

You couldn’t help but feel for Robert Lovell. The retired brigadier general is haunted by the failure of AFRICOM, the U.S. military’s Africa Command, to respond when Americans were under siege in Benghazi on September 11, 2012. His congressional testimony this week was somber — no faux “What difference, at this point, does it make?” indignation, no “Dude, this was two years ago” juvenilia for him. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and the State Department’s Sean Smith were killed in the early stage of the jihadist attack. By then, the actions that would surely have saved their lives — e.g., an adult recognition

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Keekng, 5/3/2014 8:10:27 AM     (No. 9834755)

What a difference ´character´ makes. Too bad Zippy has none.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: harleynyc, 5/3/2014 8:10:57 AM     (No. 9834756)

http://hillbuzz.org/barack-obama-was-high-on-cocaine-during-the-missing-hours-of-the-benghazi-attack-last-september-90072

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ruready?, 5/3/2014 8:17:34 AM     (No. 9834768)

The last four paragraphs bring out the real villain of Benghazi. With startling clarity.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: StormCnter, 5/3/2014 8:21:19 AM     (No. 9834771)

Andrew McCarthy is always worth reading and this column is a home run.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: planetgeo, 5/3/2014 8:27:04 AM     (No. 9834775)

I love the brilliance and the simplicity of the core question: Mr. President, where were you on the night of the Benghazi incident?

Think about it. What´s a liar to do? Lie about it? Can´t. Too much has already come out to create convenient alibis. Refuse to answer it? Reeks of admitted guilt. Joke about it? It´s not funny any more.

No, this is a perfect liar trap. Dereliction of duty. An impeachable offense for a supposed Commander in Chief.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: nimby, 5/3/2014 8:28:51 AM     (No. 9834778)

Administer "truth serum" and subject them to lie detector tests, starting with the gang leader

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Rinktum, 5/3/2014 8:30:04 AM     (No. 9834781)

This is an excellent article that lays out the crux of the problem for Obama. No matter who or what has been blamed for the attack, there is one man and one man alone who is responsible for the response. He wanted the big job and it is time he accepted the responsibility of his office. It is going to get very uncomfortable for Obama and the democrats in the next few months. Benghazi is not going away no matter how many tantrums they throw as Bob Beckel did on The Five last night. Americans have a particular pride in the fact their military runs toward the guns and we don´t leave our men/women behind. Benghazi has been different in that regard and Americans want to know why. Mr. McCarthy has asked the pivotal question. Now we wait for the answer.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: jinx, 5/3/2014 8:42:20 AM     (No. 9834792)

Last week, we saw pictures of the captain of the ferry that sunk in South Korea escaping the ferry leaving the rest of those on board to die. We still don´t know where our Commander in chief was the night our Ambassador was tortured and murdered. At least they could have tried as did those courageous three seals who died trying. They didn´t throw up their hands and run as did Obama. They say he left the Oval Office saying "You handle it". Sounds like Clinton saying "Put some ice on it." I am so disgusted with this President and his ugly wife and his ugly Communist puppeteer Valerie.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: quantumman, 5/3/2014 9:01:39 AM     (No. 9834807)

#2 that is a good link and is most probably what happened with Zippy during those missing hours of September 11, 2012.

Subpoena Van Boy Vietor and Reggie Love and you will have the final version of the events that transpired on that fateful day - why beat around the bush, so to speak?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: WimeTarmerFable, 5/3/2014 9:04:29 AM     (No. 9834809)

The chickens are about to come home to roost...no matter how much clucking the Main-lining Media tries to peck...

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Reply 11 - Posted by: chicodon, 5/3/2014 9:16:00 AM     (No. 9834824)

Benghazi stinks from top to bottom and Obama´s dereliction is inexcusable. I´ve zeroed in on the fact that he abandoned his post from the beginning. This was extreme cowardice that cost lives. He´s lucky he´s not marched out in front of a firing squad.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Truth Czar, 5/3/2014 9:37:22 AM     (No. 9834839)

If I recall correctly, among the orders Obama said he gave, was the order to do all that could be done to protect or save Americans.

Since NOTHING was done, either Obama lied about giving this order or Leon Panetta failed to carry out this order. Either Obama failed his responsibilities or Leon failed to carry out his.
In any event, this rises to the criminal level of dereliction of duty.

The Select Committee should start with Leon and begin asking the tough questions.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Arby, 5/3/2014 9:56:46 AM     (No. 9834856)

As Tommy Boy pointed out, Fauxbama was in the WH (though not in the situation room). Actually, he was in the oval office practicing his putting. The big question is: where was President Jarrett?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: strike3, 5/3/2014 9:59:05 AM     (No. 9834861)

Where the Jackass-in-Chief was located does not matter. He has the best encrypted communications systems in the world that enable him to be in constant contact with military commanders worldwide, 24 hours a day. He either gave the command to "stand down" himself or he was frozen/stoned/asleep and did nothing. Either way, he is unfit to hold his position.

As above posters state, it is an unthinkable option for real Americans to abandon their comrades in the field. He is not an American.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 5/3/2014 10:43:57 AM     (No. 9834929)

Where was the Commander in Chief at the time? This was always the most important question for me. Someone knows. A case for water boarding is in order.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: ocjim, 5/3/2014 10:45:46 AM     (No. 9834933)

Good job at clearing away the underbrush, Andrew, and getting right to the central issue. obama´s Article II fail.

But what do you expect from the Potemkin presidency? From the outset, the triumph of form over any real substance. The appearance of an administration. But actually dysfunctional at governing and doing the good of the country. Govern? These amateurs aren´t even ´´handling.´´ Instead, pandering, propaganda and coercion compose the regime´s skill set.
But astute observers saw it all coming right from the jump as ValJar used the jarring word ´´rule´´ not ´´govern´´ in the run-up to the 2009 inauguration, or more accurately, the installing of the regime.

And ´´praetorian media´´ is perfect, Andrew.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: EQKimball, 5/3/2014 10:48:05 AM     (No. 9834939)

It is the same question authorities always ask in the case of a homicide. If mom goes to a party after her daughter is missing, common sense tells us that is not normal. A commander in chief who does not go to the situation room while his ambassador is under attack, and then heads off to Las Vegas the next day, is bizarre behavior. If this were a police case, he would be a suspect. And the press would be clammoring to know more.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: cjjeepercreeper, 5/3/2014 10:57:30 AM     (No. 9834953)

Just copied this article to my Rep., that democrat toadie Ben Ray Lujan. I know he won´t read it, but it made me feel better.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: M2, 5/3/2014 11:03:05 AM     (No. 9834962)

I´m sure McCarthy already knows the answer to his question:

Why was AFRICOM hanging on the State Department’s preferences?

For the same reason Obama never has his fingerprints on any major decisions -- cowardice. He cannot, has not, and will not take responsibility for anything that has even the remotest chance of going bad.

What surprises me is that Obamacare is something he is proud to put his name to, despite how badly it´s turning out and will get worse as time passes.

Our AWOL Commander-In-Chief is also an AWOL President. He is present only for parties, golf, TV shows and audiences comprised of children and liberals -- but I repeat myself.

Terrain where he can be challenged are hills he dare not try to take.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Truth Czar, 5/3/2014 11:05:06 AM     (No. 9834965)

This week we meet the true nature of the Obama Alfred E. Neuman (What, Me Worry) Foreign Policy Doctrine.

Seems Tommy (Tutone) Vietor was large, in charge, and running the show in the WH Situation Room on 9 11 2012: "Hey dude, I dialied eight six seven nine three oh nine to order the Marines to storm the shores of Tripoli, but nobody picked up."

On that night, Barack Obama was unwilling or incapable of taking action to defend US citizens.

Dereliction of duty rises to the level of high crimes and misdemeanors...



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Reply 21 - Posted by: lylacat, 5/3/2014 11:17:27 AM     (No. 9834978)

0bama probably went to bed early that night, as early the next morning he was flying in his big plane to Las Vegas.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: john56, 5/3/2014 11:19:59 AM     (No. 9834985)

He didn´t even vote "present," he didn´t even show up.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: preciosodrogas, 5/3/2014 11:21:07 AM     (No. 9834988)

Where was he, good question. Why did he not issue an order to act is what I want to know. I know the answer to the first question. He was somewhere is the WH doing something else. He could have issued an order from anywhere in the WH. Why didn´t he? Who does he owe is loyalty to?
I recall early on something about him saying ´do whatever you have to do´. If so why did the brass believe that was not enough to act? What held them back?

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Reply 24 - Posted by: knarfski, 5/3/2014 11:32:42 AM     (No. 9835006)

The Commander-In-Chief ran for cover that night, self-protective cover.

But when he gave the order to get Bin Ladin--employing procedures in place before his presidency..he and the MSM stepped up to claim a huge victory.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: wsdiego, 5/3/2014 11:55:38 AM     (No. 9835043)

BO was hiding under his bed!

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Reply 26 - Posted by: NotaBene, 5/3/2014 12:28:27 PM     (No. 9835083)

FTA: "Former Navy SEALs Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty are a different story. They fought valiantly for many hours after our military learned, very early on, that the battle was raging. Unlike AFRICOM, the SEALs did not stand pat. They ran to the sound of the guns. After saving over 30 of their countrymen, they paid with their lives. The armed forces, General Lovell recalled, knew that terrorists were attacking them. Yet no one came to their aid."

Barack Hussein and Hillary had time to save them. They chose the video cover-up. The only time I remember Obama holding hands with Hillary was during the arrival of the four caskets. There Mr. Clinton´s wife promised the families she would get the Christian video poster in jail, and she did.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: catfur27, 5/3/2014 12:30:52 PM     (No. 9835090)

...what really sickens me is this : Is there not ONE person in the media of Congress who will stand up and demand- " Mr. Obama- where were you on the night of this event and what were you doing while these people were being slaughtered?"

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Reply 28 - Posted by: krause, 5/3/2014 12:36:13 PM     (No. 9835095)

Interesting that Dude-boy stated that Obama was in the WH ´somewhere´ that night. His ´team´ obviously felt they didn´t need him.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: lencu255, 5/3/2014 12:53:17 PM     (No. 9835116)

From day one I had the same thought as #2: obozo was "under influence" of some strong substance. But I still don´t understand why the people who pull obozo´s strings didn´t make the decision to save fellow Americans? Or why there was no real patriot to do it on his own? Are they so scared and dumbed down by this cabal?

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Reply 30 - Posted by: bighambone, 5/3/2014 12:53:55 PM     (No. 9835118)

What is really scary is that the Democrat Party of this day puts up with such incompetence in the White House, and it is easy to see why, they are paralyzed by the racial element involved, as the Democrats depend on big minority votes for their future political power. That minority vote, that has little understanding of foreign affairs, and the world outside their communities, supports whatever Obama does or does not do in percentages of up to 95%.

What is really scary is that there may only be 15 minutes or less for a President to act if there is ever a sudden WMD attack on the USA. The 2016 election can´t get here fast enough.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: steveW, 5/3/2014 12:57:45 PM     (No. 9835123)

Would the VRWC puleeeeze! stop all this bloating about Dear Leader Barack Hussein!! I mean, c´mon, He Himself was obviously somewhere caring deeply about income inequality, in private! Case closed! Or maybe He Himself was rolling a joint or something, I mean, at this point what difference does it make!!! C´mon!!!

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Reply 32 - Posted by: MDConservative, 5/3/2014 12:58:55 PM     (No. 9835126)

Confession is good for the soul, General... the truth will set you free. Why are you stammering?

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Mildred, 5/3/2014 1:17:12 PM     (No. 9835147)

Did I misread the article or did McCarthy excuse Hillary for doing nothing? Seems to me that if the president is unwilling to make a decision to do his constitutional duty then the Secretary of State needs to take action. Maybe Panetta or Biden but wouldn´t Hillary be the most logical person since she spoke with Obama?

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Hazymac, 5/3/2014 2:34:03 PM     (No. 9835225)

FTA: Benghazi, however, is a catastrophe wrought by Obama’s pro-Islamist policies, one that puts the lie to his oft-repeated claim to have “decimated” al-Qaeda.

No kidding. Ultimately, the responsibility for what happened in Benghazi must be laid at Obama´s feet, although Hillary! was personally warned about the lax security situation by none other than her worried Libyan ambassador, the soon to be murdered Christopher Stevens. She is responsible for not making sure contingency plans were in place to get the diplomatic corps out of harm´s way in the event of a terrosist attack.

The oft-repeated lies she and Obama told about the ex-Islamic filmmaker´s responsibility for enraging the Islamic world are unforgivable, especially since those lies were told to the faces of the grieving families of the four dead Americans. As I have said before, I probably wouldn´t have been able to resist the urge to expectorate in Mrs. Clinton´s face had I been one of the bereaved that day. That lie all by itself disqualifies her morally from any consideration of higher office. There should be no forgiveness at all for a soul that dark, vacant, and criminally ambitious. What´s most appalling is that the Democratic Party at large is just as morally compromised as Obama and Clinton.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: RedWhiteBlue, 5/3/2014 3:19:47 PM     (No. 9835270)

And where is Joe Bidet, feckless v.p. all these times....when the chief is not sitting on his little thrown? Are they still keeping him in the basement/attic or is he cooking things up while the rat is away? Where is ValJarJar?

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Reply 36 - Posted by: MrBaht, 5/3/2014 3:49:26 PM     (No. 9835283)

If the white house visitor log was checked it would probably reveal that Reggie Love was there. Assume that he and 0 were getting it on.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: EnsignOToole, 5/3/2014 4:17:31 PM     (No. 9835294)

We know, as The Weekly Standard’s Bill Kristol notes, that “while Americans were under assault in Benghazi, the president found time for a non-urgent, politically useful, hour-long call to [Israeli] Prime Minister Netanyahu” — a call made because Obama was wooing Jewish voters unsettled by his notorious disdain for Netanyahu, and thus a call it was in his interest to publicize.

This even damns Obama more, IMHO. I would bet my last dime that Barry knew ahead of time that something was going to happen that night and for him to take slow action so the Muslim Bros could get what they wanted - the Blind Sheik.

Personally I don´t know how Netanyahu can stomach having a conversation with Barry. How I wish we had a real man like Netanyahu as our President. I think he was an American at one time - at least educated the U.S. If Barry can sit in the WH with his fraudulent background, it would seem only right that a brilliant, capable, patriotic gentlemen could sit there. Bibi would probably get this country on the true road to recovery in short order.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: web, 5/3/2014 6:45:59 PM     (No. 9835370)

Hussein and Reggie were probably high on one thing or another, cocaine or pot, and enjoying each others company. Choom Gang meets the Down Low Club.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Butch, 5/3/2014 8:09:44 PM     (No. 9835421)

You don´t hear much about Candy Crowley these days, but she was the "moderator" of the second presidential debate who acted in collusion with Obama to thwart Mitt Romney´s attempt to force Obama into explaining what the hell he was doing that night.

Candy Crowley, Obama shill and hack pseudo-journalist, is absolutely disgusting, and if I were her boss, I´d fire her and then re-hire her just so I could fire her again. Candy Crowley acted in concert with Barack Obama to aid and abet the cover-up of his gross dereliction of duty. What a pig.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: WIBadger, 5/3/2014 10:02:14 PM     (No. 9835478)

I recall shortly after Hopey McChangey was elected in 2008, Rush said that his arrogance would be his undoing and that his fall when it came, would be swift & spectacular.

Maybe it´s begun....?

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Reply 41 - Posted by: garyhope, 5/4/2014 2:46:50 PM     (No. 9836135)

Why isn´t the gay lobby and organizations outraged and piling on Obammy about this since Chris Stevens was gay and was raped and murdered by the Islamofascist psychopaths while Hillary, Obama and the State Dept did nothing to defend him?

Why aren´t they PO´d and protesting and crying out to the media about this?

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ladimir Putin has ordered troops in central Russia onto “combat alert” in snap military drills a day after confirming the country is beefing up its presence on the Ukrainian border.The move, which will not affect troops stationed on the Ukrainian border, follows a series of reports of fighting in eastern Ukraine spilling over the frontier into Russia.Announcing the move on Saturday morning Sergei Shoigu, the Russian defence minister, said the drills would run from June 21 to June 28. “In accordance with [Mr Putin’s] order, from 11.00am Moscow time the troops of the central military district as well as formations and



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First wave of deportations begins amid
immigration crisis: Plane-loads of children and
single mothers are returned to Central America
from overwhelmed New Mexico detention center

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Daily Mail [UK], by Reuters & AP Reporter    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/15/2014 3:59:57 AM     Post Reply
The U.S. deported Honduran children as young as 1-1/2 years old on Monday in the first flight since President Obama pledged to speed up the process of sending back illegal immigrant minors from Central America. Fleeing violence and poverty, record numbers of children from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala have crossed into the United States over the past year, sparking intense debate about how to solve the problem. Monday´s flight from New Mexico to San Pedro Sula, the city with the highest murder rate in the world, returned 17 Honduran women, as well as 12 girls and nine boys, aged

New emergency alert system will give
Obama the power to flip a switch and
address the entire nation at once

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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/15/2014 3:56:32 PM     Post Reply
The Obama administration quietly announced on Tuesday that it intends to change the way Americans learn about natural disasters and other major emergencies during radio and TV broadcasts, giving the president the ability to flip a switch and address the entire nation at once. The Emergency Alert System, the latest version of a program first established in 1951, blasts out emergency messages in the event of local weather emergencies, but can also be used to warn Americans about terror attacks and major natural disasters. [Snip] It can take up to 10 minutes for every radio, TV, cable and satellite provider to

Pope Francis Calls on U.S.
to Welcome Illegal Immigrants

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Breitbart´s Big Government, by Robert Wilde    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/16/2014 11:55:14 AM     Post Reply
In his message to the “Mexico/Holy See Colloquium on Migration and Development,” Pope Francis characterized the tens of thousands of illegal immigrants that have crossed the U.S. southern border as a product of globalization, suggesting that the phenomenon is happening worldwide. Francis proclaimed, “Despite the large influx of migrants present in all continents and in almost all countries, migration is still seen as an emergency, or as a circumstantial and sporadic fact, while instead it has now become a hallmark of our society and a challenge.” Emmer McCarthy for Vatican Radio said Francis expressed his concern for “the tens of thousands of

Mrs. Obama Declares
War on Chick-fil-A

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Townhall, by Todd Starnes    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/15/2014 12:55:08 PM     Post Reply
The First Lady of these United States has declared war on Chick-fil-A. It seems the home of plump juicy breasts and hot buttered buns has run afoul of the new Smart Snacks in School program. The program is a component of Mrs. Obama’s Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. The new government regulations require snack items served in public schools to have less than two hundred calories. That includes vending machines, lunch rooms and other campus food venues. And that’s really bad news for kids at South Carolina’s Socastee High School. They’ve just learned they will no longer be allowed to buy Chick-fil-A

Lie at Heart of “Immigration
Reform” Exposed

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Daily Caller, by Mickey Kaus    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 7/15/2014 12:11:48 AM     Post Reply
“Trust” is for Con Men: The reaction to the border chaos in Texas has accomplished one thing: It has exploded the lie at the heart of current “comprehensive” immigration reform plans. The basic structure of those plans is a swap of a) near-immediate legalization for b) increased border security in the future. The appealing idea is to let current illegals stay while taking the steps necessary to prevent further waves. The lie is the assumption that, once current illegals get their legalization, pro-immigrant activists in both parties will continue to support the second half of the bargain, the increased security. The

Obama AWOL as border crisis worsens
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Washington Times, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/16/2014 5:02:13 AM     Post Reply
John McCain, an immigration hawk. Who knew? Mr. McCain, the highest-profile Republican of the U.S. Senate’s “Gang of Eight” that came up with amnesty as the solution to the immigration crisis — and it truly is a crisis — is finally taking a hard line against President Obama for his encouraging the tidal wave of illegal aliens swamping the southwestern border. “There has to be a halt to this,” Mr. McCain thundered Sunday on CNN. “That’s what we want, and the best way to do that is for planeloads of these young people to be returning to their country of origin

The 5 Most Dangerous Guns in America
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Rolling Stone, by Kristen Gwynne    Original Article
Posted By: scottc- 7/15/2014 11:46:15 AM     Post Reply
Contrary to what those who defend the right to own high-powered assault rifles believe, not all guns are created equal. Due to a combination of availability, portability and criminal usage the following five types of guns are the country's most dangerous. School Shootings: Widely Reported Tragedies Since 2000 - Using firearm trace data from the ATF, as well as FBI homicide records, we determined the types of guns most often recovered from crime scenes and/or used in murders. The numbers are stark: According to the FBI's 2012 Crime in the US data, nearly 70 percent of homicides for which the FBI received weapons data involved the use

The media can no longer ignore
Obama and Hillary Clinton´s problems

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Washington Examiner [DC], by Noemie Emery    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/16/2014 5:15:16 AM     Post Reply
It had to come sometime, and it came in one very bad week for the Democrats: that the many big problems with Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama finally grew too great for the press to ignore. Obama in his own different way is heading towards Nixon-like levels of weirdness, as, beaten down by the failures regarding his ventures, he appears to have quit his own job. A.B. Stoddard of the Hill says in effect he has stopped being president and chooses to live in a world of his own, shutting out the problems that have become overwhelming, giving dinners where he talks

Rove American Crossroads
in Mississippi Controversy

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American Spectator, by Jeffrey Lord    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/16/2014 8:43:14 AM     Post Reply
The headline in the Washington Post on June 4 was clear: Rove-backed American Crossroads won’t get involved in Cochran runoff Said the Post story the day after Tea Party favorite Chris McDaniel had defeated six-term Mississippi GOP Senator Thad Cochran in the first round of the state’s GOP primary: American Crossroads, a GOP establishment organization, has decided to shift its political focus almost entirely to the general election and will not be spending money in the likely runoff election to decide the Mississippi Senate nomination that was virtually deadlocked after Tuesday night. […] “Other than Alaska, we have completed our work on Senate primaries

Exclusive - Sessions Warns All of Congress:
Obama´s New Immigration Strategy ´Threatens
Foundation of Our Constitutional Republic´

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Breitbart´s Big Government, by Matthew Boyle    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/15/2014 9:28:19 AM     Post Reply
Senate Budget Committee ranking member Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) has warned all of his colleagues in Congress that President Barack Obama’s new immigration strategy—his plans to legalize millions of illegal alien adults through executive power—could destroy America as we know it. “I write to inform you of a development that threatens the foundation of our constitutional Republic,” Sessions, Congress’s top immigration hawk, wrote in a letter that was hand-delivered to all 535 members of Congress on Monday and provided exclusively to Breitbart News. Sessions cites a recent report from the National Journal, in which reporter Major Garrett detailed how, despite the ongoing

Eric Holder: Americans Should Not
Be ´Color Blind,´ But ´Color Brave´

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Breitbart´s Big Government, by Charlie Spiering    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/15/2014 1:34:47 PM     Post Reply
Attorney General Eric Holder encouraged Americans not to forget race while working for justice and equality in their country. “As it stands, our society is not yet color blind -- nor should it be -- given the disparities that still afflict and divide us.” Holder explained, “We must be color brave, and we must never forget that all are made better and more prosperous if all are given equal opportunities.” Holder made his remarks during a speech at Howard University on Tuesday for the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Civil Rights Act. “We must take into account not only the

Behind the scenes at the
Clinton White House

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New York Post, by Geoff Earle    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/15/2014 5:04:05 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — It was an enduring image of his presidency: a chastened Bill Clinton walking his dog while wife Hillary keeps her distance as the family leaves town at the height of the Monica Lewinsky scandal — but it was all part of a contrived public-repentance campaign, according to a new book. With Bill on the skids and his wife’s future prospects on the line, it was necessary for the pubic to see the president being punished, said Weekly Standard online editor Daniel Halper in his new book, “Clinton, Inc.: The Audacious Rebuilding of a Political Machine.” “They understood that


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