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Republican establishment gloats
after primary victories

Breitbart Big Government, by Tony Lee

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Posted By:Fiesta del sol, 5/7/2014 7:28:44 AM

The Republican establishment gloated after three underfunded Tea Party challengers failed to knock off incumbent Republicans in primaries on Tuesday while another establishment-backed candidate secured the GOP nomination for Senate in North Carolina. "Next up is that fraud @MattBevin! #GOP,” tweeted Jahan Wilcox, a former aide to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) who is now the RNC´s director of rapid response. (He later deleted it and said his thoughts were his “personal opinions.”)Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC) defeated her primary challenger Frank Roche despite a series of high-profile outbursts in support of amnesty. Ellmers was heavily backed by Facebook co-founder Mark

I am in NC, and I voted against Thom Tillis yesterday. He spent waaaay more time courting the establishment than he did conservatives in this state. This will be a first for me, but I will not vote for him in November. I won´t vote for Hagan, but I am just done with the ruling class in DC.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 5/7/2014 7:39:37 AM     (No. 9839316)

I get it OP. The Establishment Republicans make a huge mistake when they take the conservative votes for granted.

OK, boys. You won...now what? More of the same policies that got us into this mess?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 5/7/2014 7:42:11 AM     (No. 9839323)

Tony Lee finally finds something other than Palin´s Facebook comments to write about. Congrats, Mr. Lee.

If I were in NC, I think I would consider Kay Hagan a bigger threat to the nation than Thom Tillis. I cannot imagine not voting, OP, no matter how unhappy I might be.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 5/7/2014 7:46:11 AM     (No. 9839329)

The danger is the damage to the republican brand, the very reason we have the obama administration today.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 5/7/2014 7:49:10 AM     (No. 9839333)

You would think that the true-conservatives would be happy enough with the thought of Harry Reid being dethroned and potentially investigated for all of his thievery. Not to mention the blocking of most of Barry´s future judicial picks.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: 2dogs, 5/7/2014 7:52:26 AM     (No. 9839335)

If we don´t get out and vote to REMOVE these Dems, what happens is our own fault.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Pros7767, 5/7/2014 7:55:12 AM     (No. 9839340)

How unfortunate that the Director of the RNC finds it necessary to rub the loss of an underfunded tea party candidate in the faces of conservatives. It does not bode well for the future of the party.

They still don´t understand the frustration of regular Americans, or they just don´t care. Their in you face attitude is reminiscent of Obama´s "I won"statement in 2009. It does not sit well in outside the beltway America.

Nonetheless, I beg OP not to sit out this election. It is critical that we take the Senate in 2014. Please hold your nose then go home and take a shower, but vote Republican this year. Conservatives need to re-group for 2016. If they don´t win the nomination, plans should be put in place for a third party candidate. If they don´t, we´re done.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Starlady, 5/7/2014 7:55:32 AM     (No. 9839342)

The establishment GOP made clear at the beginning of the 2014 election cycle they want nothing to do with conservatives, they in fact declared war on conservatives. Let them fight their own battles.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: a man over thirty, 5/7/2014 8:09:53 AM     (No. 9839362)

While we purists fight with each other and sit out general elections, Obama and his merry band of Communists enjoy the fruits of our carnage.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: ColoWapiti, 5/7/2014 8:14:38 AM     (No. 9839364)

It seems the prevailing assumption is that the option is vote Dem, GOP, or not at all, and that not to vote is un-American.

In the past, I have not been sympathetic to the complaints of those that do not vote, and still feel that way in general. However, since I will never vote for another Dem, for they are now truly fascists and socialists, my choices are limited.

For the next election cycle, or two, I will vote down ticket for the GOP where a viable conservative candidate is offered. If none is offered, I will vote for a Libertarian. Even though I disagree with some of their beliefs, they are closer to the Constitution than the GOP establishment.

For the 2016 Presidential race, I am willing to not make a selection at the top of the ticket if no viable candidate is offered, while I vote down ticket as described above.

If that election results in the destruction of the GOP as a party, so be it, for it will mean they have gone the way of the Democrats and become a ruling party instead of a representative party. At that point, hang on.

In the mean time, I will remain optimistic that the American people will find a way to sort this out at the polls, in open debate, and in forums such as this one.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: KGK73, 5/7/2014 8:18:34 AM     (No. 9839367)

What was the "establishment" supposed to do in regards to NC? Support a guy that just lost in civil court (for $450,000 due to misleading or giving false information to investors) and thus a guaranteed loser in November?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici, 5/7/2014 8:19:23 AM     (No. 9839370)

There are two explanations for this behavior. Either the Republican establishment is convinced that conservatives have no other choices and will vote for them any way (even though they refuse to actually work for what conservatives want). Or, just as likely, they do not actually want to gain control of the Senate.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: TakeBackAmerica, 5/7/2014 8:22:43 AM     (No. 9839371)

People "not voting " landed us in the obscene situation we´re in today.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: StormCnter, 5/7/2014 8:24:52 AM     (No. 9839378)

Lots of navel gazing on this thread, taking up way too much bandwidth. It shouldn´t take so many words to say that how angry you are. If the voters in yesterday´s primaries wanted these candidates, then I say power to them for making their choices and not staying home. Now, do it again in November.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Buzzman, 5/7/2014 8:29:59 AM     (No. 9839382)

Well said #9. I held my nose too many times and will not do so again. I will vote for conservatives only and skip over the old guard. We are where we are exactly because of holding our noses. Let the republican party change or go down in flames because I don´t support who they are anymore. The best thing that could happen is for them to self destruct and then maybe a true conservative party could emerge.
Look where we are right now and tell me the republicans have any idea of what they´re doing.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: MattMusson, 5/7/2014 8:46:08 AM     (No. 9839404)

I live in NC and voted for Brannon. Unfortunately, Brannon and Harris split the anti-Tillis vote.

In November - I won´t vote FOR Tillis but I damn sure will vote AGAINST Hagan.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: nycvoter, 5/7/2014 8:49:20 AM     (No. 9839407)

I have no reason to vote in November. My choice is illeana ros letinin. She is pro amnesty and limiting the 2nd amendment. She only cares about cuba. I don´t care if she loses. It may be the only way to get a conservative in there in 2 years.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Malia2012, 5/7/2014 8:55:11 AM     (No. 9839417)

I agree #13. It seems there is no longer a lot of difference between what democrats want to happen to the GOP and self-identified "tea party" people who insist on not voting for "rinos". I joined a Tea Party in my state but left after being informed WHO to vote for and WHO would be endorsed by the "leaders". I am too old to be "led" and make up my own mind who to vote for. BTW, the "tea party" challengers lost enough times to convince me the only way to get power back is to vote for REPUBLICANS. The Leadership will be decided AFTER we WIN. I have no idea why this is such a difficult concept, but I agree with those who say this is how obama got TWO terms. No more. No way.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: judy, 5/7/2014 8:57:05 AM     (No. 9839422)

It worked so well for Romney, McCain & Dole they thought they would try it again. The little people don´t matter. It´s hard to beat the career politicians, they have the big $$$$ & the blessing from the so called establishment.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: TrueBlueWfan, 5/7/2014 9:08:00 AM     (No. 9839441)

Here in NE Ohio, establishment republican Dave Joyce won over a Tea Party opponent (Matt Lynch)55% to 45%.

Joyce is in Steve LaTourette´s old seat, and LaTourette´s Main Street group spent big $$$ on this campaign - lots of it from unions and dems. Joyce was also endorsed by the Chamber of Commerce. He had countless ads on for the past month, and we received at least a dozen mailers for him. He outspent his opponent by probably 100 to 1, but still only managed to beat him by 10%.

Now Joyce is owned by LaTourette, unions, and amnesty-demanding Chamber of Commerce. Can the dem be worse? I have not decided, but I detest the way Joyce smeared his opponent in this primary and do not like rewarding bad behavior.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: maryann4629, 5/7/2014 9:09:56 AM     (No. 9839445)

Please reconsider, OP. So many "purists" sat out the election of ´08 that they handed Jughead the election on a silver platter. I thought we had learned our lesson by 2012, but apparently not. Regardless of whether Mitt Romney was conservative enough to please the true conservatives, I think we can all agree that he would be about a thousand times better than Jughead.

We NEED the Senate in order to stop Jughead from appointing radical, activists judges (and potentially even flipping the SC,) and to call a halt to his agenda of turning this country into another European-style social democracy.

This year any Republican is a must over any Dem. Too much depends on it to sit out the election.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: fysammy, 5/7/2014 9:20:57 AM     (No. 9839463)

OP,staying home is a vote for Harry Reid.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: kahunavol, 5/7/2014 9:32:23 AM     (No. 9839487)

Tony Lee may have found something else to write about but some posters never do.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: maryann4629, 5/7/2014 9:36:25 AM     (No. 9839491)

Anyone remember Todd Akin? There he was, the dream Republican candidate of all true-blue, flag-waving, Constitution-loving, pro-life, all-American, tricorn-wearing right-wing conservatives--and also the dream Republican candidate of NARAL, GLAAD, ACORN, illegal aliens, and every other far left group in the country. He LOST a seat that would have been a sure pick up for just about any other Republican candidate.

In 2008 I spoke with a gentleman who self-righteously told me that he would be sitting out the election because McCain was okay with stem-cell research, and pro-life was an "all or nothing" issue for him. PRESIDENT Obama thanks him for his non-vote.

We need candidates who can appeal to moderates and independents. And we need "true conservatives" to get off their high horses and realize that sometimes compromise is necessary, and that it is better to achieve some of what we want than nothing at all.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: god of irony, 5/7/2014 9:38:55 AM     (No. 9839494)

No #12, the Republicans running finger in the wind wimps that won´t stand up for core conservative principles is what costs them elections.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: suedotsue, 5/7/2014 9:42:19 AM     (No. 9839500)

The article doesn´t mention yesterday´s big GOP Establishment loss in North Carolina in which longtime Establishment headache Rep. Walter Jones beat well funded Bush crony Griffin. The article says Ellmers was ´backed´ by billionaire Zuckerberg but doesn´t mention how much money if any was given to her by the billionaire or other rich amnesty advocates. The article states local Tea Party groups ´backed´ a particular candidate but doesn´t say anything about money. Often such ´backing´ merely means making phone calls and the like. It should be known that some of the biggest name national so-called TP groups give little or nothing to candidates. Tony Lee mentions Freedomworks as a ´backer´ of one but again doesn´t say anything about money.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 5/7/2014 9:49:52 AM     (No. 9839513)

Actually #23 - Todd Aiken was the choice of crossover Dems who considered him the easiest to beat. Once again, conservatives split their votes by having a three-way food fight.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: William1, 5/7/2014 9:51:04 AM     (No. 9839515)

Poster #20, please explain how you can attribute Zero´s wins to the "purists"?
True, Romney got mauled in the Republican turnout, compared to McCain. How about the totally inept turnout machine that seized up? Also, I´m betting that there was anti-Mormon sentiment in there someplace, too.

Sorry to say, I am a "purist" who voted for Dole, Ford, McCain and Romney, etc., on the "hold your nose" theory. And for this, I´m being scolded as dogmatic? Please. I believe you suffer from "Battered Conservative Syndrome", if you are even a conservative.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: ColoWapiti, 5/7/2014 9:58:02 AM     (No. 9839520)

This is just too funny. The establishment is on this thread touting the same old bumper sticker - "Vote for us, we´re not Democrats", then calling anyone that balks at that approach a purist.

They really don´t understand how much trouble they are in, do they?

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Reply 29 - Posted by: chillijilli, 5/7/2014 10:06:15 AM     (No. 9839531)

Everyone needs a Plan B. So, OK, if your candidate lost...why not redirect your negative energy into something positive? Rather than taking your marbles and going home, why not get behind WHICHEVER GOP candidate won and try to change his opinions from WITHIN? Organize and let the winner know which issues are important to you and why. And then follow up! NO politician can afford to ignore a *vocal, well-organized* constituency but they can´t read minds. Work to change things for OUR side, instead of dropping out!
It´s wise to remember that different environments with different demographics sometimes require different political approaches. One size doesn´t necessarily fit all in national politics.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 5/7/2014 10:11:47 AM     (No. 9839539)

The Tea Party candidates themselves
raised very little money and
they got very little money from the Tea Party groups.
The self appointed Tea Party groups give very little money
to candidates, they spend it on themselves.
Freedom Works paid Limbaugh and others about 1 million
a year to talk them up.
Their contract with Limbaugh ended in January and
Limbaugh hasn´t mentioned them since.
The Washington Post examined the FEC filings
last week of the top 6 Tea Party groups
and it was a shocking expose.
They use the money sent in by supporters to
pay their family members as " consultants " , they funnel money to their own companies-one Tea Party head
paid his own company 2.5 million in consulting fees,
they pay themselves huge salaries
( Jenny Beth Martin will make a half million this year )
Jim DeMint spent $ 52,000 redecorating his office,
Freedom Works used contributions to set up a retirement plan for themselves and on and on.
The irony is that for all their complaining about DC and crony capitalism, these Tea Party groups
pay DC companies and insiders millions and millions in consulting fees.
Some Tea Party groups give as little as 5 % of the money they raise to candidates.
Lee also failed to mention that Sarah Palin endorsed the losing candidate in the North Carolina race , Taylor Griffin.
The Tea Party is a business now , in 2010 it was a grassroots movement.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: maryann4629, 5/7/2014 10:23:47 AM     (No. 9839554)

#27, the choice in 2008 was between McCain and Obama. McCain (shudder)offended enough people like my friend referenced in my post #23 who stayed home on election day to swing the election in Obama´s favor. Remember, the race was neck and neck up til McCain (stupidly) suspended his campaign to head back to the Senate to take care of the country´s business when the financial crisis hit.

Who knows what would have happened with McCain as president, in terms of the pet issues of the far right--abortion, illegal immigration, etc? But I can guarantee that there would be no Obamacare, no stimulus, no IRS targeting of Democrat-unfriendly organizations, no Benghazi massacre, no Fast and Furious, etc.

Now after six years of Democrat rule, the far left is so entrenched that they are close to being considered mainstream. Gay marriage, pot legalization, You Tubed videos of abortions, etc! These are things that would have been out of the question in the years before Obama.

Yes, technology-wise the Republicans are stuck in the mid-20th century. But many of us who are well-informed and don´t need the constant phone calls, rides to the polls, help marking an "x" on a voter registration form didn´t come out to vote.

Would we be better off now if those who sat on their hands in Nov. ´08 had gone to the polls and voted for McCain? Well, yeah.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: maryann4629, 5/7/2014 10:30:39 AM     (No. 9839562)

#26, that´s why I think all primaries should be closed. But Akin didn´t only have the support of crossover Dems; there were plenty of dyed-in-the-wool conservatives who loved the guy. If they had voted for Sarah Steelman in the primary, Claire McCaskill would be nothing more than a bad memory.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: StormCnter, 5/7/2014 10:39:57 AM     (No. 9839578)

Welcome back, #30. Your viewpoint is valued.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Pinchem, 5/7/2014 10:46:10 AM     (No. 9839589)

Yes cry babies, stay home and don´t vote. Just keep licking the behinds of the Democrats and openly admit you prefer Communism and the government we currently have.

You "hindlickers" must really be proud.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Susannah, 5/7/2014 10:46:43 AM     (No. 9839590)

#31,#32, I agree with all your major points. Steelman was a pretty good candidate--certainly streets ahead of a bonehead like Akin--but John Brunner, who came in second to Akin in the primary, would have walked all over McCaskill. Akin, to his eternal discredit, refused to drop out of the race even after it became public knowledge that he was being funded by the Democrats.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: QRP, 5/7/2014 11:02:56 AM     (No. 9839622)

If the establishment republicans were any better than the democrats it might make sense to try to elect them, but they are not. It really doesn´t matter who wins, the great USA experiment has failed and now its just a slide to dictatorship and misery.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: stablemoney, 5/7/2014 11:24:24 AM     (No. 9839650)

Establishment republicans, gloat all you want, we are coming for you.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: hoosiergirl71, 5/7/2014 11:48:50 AM     (No. 9839680)

Agree #37, we are indeed intent on chasing them out of office. Since the "TEA PARTY" is not an actual organized party, I don´t send them money...I give directly to a candidate I support. We don´t have need of a ´middleman´ to distribute money. I predict the GOP establishment will soon begin to regret how they treated the Conservatives and Libertarians among them. We have had it!!!

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Reply 39 - Posted by: TXknitter, 5/7/2014 12:12:06 PM     (No. 9839735)

Right#37, 38. Let them gloat all they wish for it will be short-lived. I am amazed how the tone is exactly like the Democrats.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: Wakeupcall, 5/7/2014 12:13:21 PM     (No. 9839741)

Evidently you don´t know that in North Carolina a registered democrat can vote as a republican in their primary election and vice verse for republicans.

It looks like many of the democrats did just that in an effort to get the establishment republican pick who will likely follow the rest of the establishment republicans in voting for everything they and the Marxist democrats want as they are one and the same party in actions and deeds.

So now the people of N.C. have lost as both parties established leadership have the same agenda of comradeship.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: strike3, 5/7/2014 12:21:40 PM     (No. 9839762)

I´ll be happy with a simple stalemate in Washington for the next two years. Democrats will not cooperate with a Republican majority but their hands will be securely tied when it comes to doing the dirty deeds of the magic Kenyan.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 5/7/2014 1:13:23 PM     (No. 9839846)

It continues to confuse me that the RNC doesn´t do something about open primaries. They´re killing the Repubs.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: 49 Ford, 5/7/2014 1:36:23 PM     (No. 9839880)

Gloating is never a good idea. Neither is pouting.

Some of these "Tea Party backed" candidates are good, others suck.

Incumbents always have a huge built-in advantage going into any primary race.

Until conservatives regain a dominant role in the national culture no GOP majority will ever be made up exclusively of them. Intra-party tugs-of-war with more "moderate" types are inevitable for the foreseeable future.

So...everyone get out and vote in November and kick the Democrats´ arses.

It´s really not that hard to do, if you avoid the mistake of taking this stuff personally.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: William1, 5/7/2014 1:43:13 PM     (No. 9839890)

Poster #31, you have totally blown past the point I was trying to make. If memory serves me correctly, had Romney garnered the same number of votes that McCain had in 2008, Romney would have been elected president in 2012. Yes, too bad that McCain did not win, as execrable a candidate as he was, and maybe the catastrophe we´re experiencing would have been "delayed". I use the term advisedly, because McCain would have been a slow-motion catastrophe. Such as amnesty.

I´m happy for you that you don´t need hand-holding to get out the vote. Neither do I. Why don´t you ask your establishment buddies why they spent millions of dollars on something that didn´t work?

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Reply 45 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua, 5/7/2014 4:31:30 PM     (No. 9840122)

Too bad the Republican party doesn´t fight the Democrat party as much as it fights the Tea party.

Money talks and that is why the Tea Party lost.

Big money is controlling the election process. Billions of dollars are being spent on elections.

Great choices coming up. Vote for ´In Your Face´ Democrats or ´Sneaky´ Republicans. I don´t expect our elected officials to do much more than line their pockets.

Doubt we should relying on our political ´leaders´.

Nothing will change as long as it is politics as usual. Perhaps the best course is to vote anti-emcumbant. It will send a message to both parties, and maybe things will change, but doubtful.

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REYNOSA, Mexico – The Senda de Vida migrant shelter sits on a hill overlooking the Rio Grande in this border city. The greenish waters flow through a bend in the river down below. On the other side, so seemingly close, is Hidalgo, Texas. Shelters like this one are packed these days with migrants planning to cross the Rio Grande and enter the United States illegally. They are part of an unprecedented tsunami of families and children traveling on their own from Central America trying to reach the United States through the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, where the Border Patrol

IRS ‘Lost’ Emails From Official That
Met With Top Obama Assistant
Daily Caller, by Patrick Howley    Original Article
Posted By: Fiesta del sol- 6/19/2014 11:19:46 AM     Post Reply
An IRS official whose emails were “lost” visited the White House frequently during the agency’s targeting of conservatives and met with a top assistant to President Obama who exchanged confidential information on conservative groups with the IRS. The IRS recently claimed that it lost emails from Nikole Flax, who served as chief of staff to former IRS commissioner Steven Miller. Flax was one of seven IRS employees including ex-official Lois Lerner whose emails to and from White House officials and other Obama administration agencies were purportedly deleted and could not be handed over to congressional investigators. Flax held personal meetings

Amanda Blackhorse on besting
Washington´s NFL team
Arizona Republic [Phoenix,AZ], by Megan Finnerty    Original Article
Posted By: Fiesta del sol- 6/19/2014 7:23:47 AM     Post Reply
Native American advocate Amanda Blackhorse was elated Wednesday after taking on and triumphing over one of the most powerful, profitable organizations in America: the National Football League. The United States Patent and Trademark Office cancelled the trademark registration for Washington Redskins Wednesday. The revocation of six of the team´s trademarks was necessary, the office ruled, because the football team´s name is "disparaging to Native Americans." The 32 year-old social worker, mother and activist insists this is only the beginning. "I was on my way to work when I heard it," said Blackhorse, who is Navajo, speaking today in a Skype

The new oil crisis: exploding trains
Politico, by Kathryn A. Wolfe and Bob King    Original Article
Posted By: Fiesta del sol- 6/18/2014 9:16:13 AM     Post Reply
Communities throughout the U.S. and Canada are waking up to the dark side of North America’s energy boom: Trains hauling crude oil are crashing, exploding and spilling in record numbers as a fast-growing industry outpaces the federal government’s oversight. In the 11 months since a runaway oil train derailed in the middle of a small town in Quebec, incinerating 47 people, the rolling virtual pipelines have unleashed crude oil into an Alabama swamp, forced more than 1,000 North Dakota residents to evacuate, dangled from a bridge in Philadelphia and smashed into an industrial building near Pittsburgh. The latest serious accident was

Obamacare subsidies push cost of
healthcare law above projections
Los Angeles Times, by Noam Levey    Original Article
Posted By: Fiesta del sol- 6/18/2014 6:33:49 AM     Post Reply
Washington - The large subsidies for health insurance that helped fuel the successful drive to sign up some 8 million Americans for coverage under the Affordable Care Act may push the cost of the law considerably above current projections, a new federal report indicates. Nearly 9 in 10 Americans who bought health coverage on the federal government’s healthcare marketplaces received government assistance to offset their premiums. That assistance helped lower premiums for consumers who bought health coverage on the federal marketplaces by 76% on average, according to the new report from the Department of Health and Human

Undocumented fight for
in-state tuition
WTVD News, by Joel Brown    Original Article
Posted By: Fiesta del sol- 6/17/2014 3:05:53 PM     Post Reply
RALEIGH- They just earned diplomas at North Carolina high schools, but it´s proving much harder to get to the next level. A group of young un-documented immigrants hit the halls at the North Carolina General Assembly Tuesday, fighting for in-state college tuition - despite the fact they were brought to the US illegally by their parents. "We want to be able to go to college and be able to give back to a state that has given so much to us," explained 19-year-old Jessica Contreras. Contreras believes in her cause so strongly that she and her group walked to Raleigh from

Phoenix VA gave 10 mil in
in bonuses in last 3 years
Arizona Republic [Phoenix,AZ], by Rob O´Dell and Craig Harris    Original Article
Posted By: Fiesta del sol- 6/17/2014 5:45:49 AM     Post Reply
Newly released records show the Phoenix VA Health Care System paid out roughly $10 million in bonuses during the past three years, when some staff manipulated patient wait-time records to trigger bonuses as veterans died awaiting care. The Arizona Republic, after asking for bonus records at least 10 times since March, obtained the data Friday from the Department of Veteran Affairs under the federal Freedom of Information Act. Bonus payouts increased significantly under Sharon Helman, who became director of the Phoenix VA in February 2012. She was placed on administrative leave last month with two other top staff members amid

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First wave of deportations begins amid
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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:
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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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