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What Cantor’s Defeat Means
Commentary, by John Podhoretz

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 6/10/2014 11:26:44 PM

The staggering Republican primary defeat tonight of Eric Cantor, the second highest-ranking Republican in the House of Representatives and the third most-powerful Republican in Washington, is a reminder of just how volatile American politics has become. And how responsive. Eric Cantor wasn’t supposed to lose. His own pollster had him up by, get this, 34 points the other week. He’d raised nearly $5 million, and in the past two weeks spent $1 million against his rival’s $79,000. Not enough. There’s a lot of triumphalist talk tonight about sending a message to Washington and the establishment vs. the outsiders and all

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: eoddad, 6/10/2014 11:33:28 PM     (No. 9880899)

The article claims Conservatives ate one of their own. Really. For myself I have been sickened by the game of footsie played by Cantor, Ryan and Boehner on immigration. I wish we could take out Ryan and Boehner but Cantor will do.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: MDConservative, 6/10/2014 11:45:54 PM     (No. 9880912)

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 6/10/2014 11:51:10 PM     (No. 9880921)

Harry Reid may not be sleeping well tonight. Without the threat of a Stupid Party amnesty attempt, the Senate looks ripe for a flipping.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: SheikYerBooty, 6/10/2014 11:56:28 PM     (No. 9880925)

Cantor´s defeat is a kick in the teeth of the RINO traitors. The question is how much damage is the turn-coat going to do America on his way out the door?

On a positive note, Cantor´s office sent out nice newsletters, questionnaires and invitations to coffees.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: dman, 6/10/2014 11:56:40 PM     (No. 9880926)

"Triumphalist", really? The list of names they try to pin on us grows ever longer. At some point, it doesn´t make a difference.

We´re euphoric, yes. But no more than they are when they win one.

It´s interesting how quickly the Establishment media has jumped in to define Dave Brat - and us. Of course, that´s what they do, and we must counter. I´m waiting for the shoe to drop on Dave´s surname.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: cartcart, 6/11/2014 12:18:53 AM     (No. 9880938)

Conservatives are tired of the Republican crap!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Paglia guy, 6/11/2014 12:33:01 AM     (No. 9880944)

Podhoretz is a Beltway Baby who can´t stand the grass roots. I noticed the Tea Party Patriots Citizen Fund and Jenny Beth Martin are already fund-raising on the "Virginia Miracle," even though they didn´t spend a dime or lift a finger to help Brat.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: trapper, 6/11/2014 12:49:07 AM     (No. 9880959)

Brat is right that many issues are involved, including Republicans like Cantor abandoning Republican principles and insulting their base. But the litmus test is amnesty.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: wtm, 6/11/2014 1:07:28 AM     (No. 9880964)

They may have the money, but WE have the VOTES!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: HisHandmaiden, 6/11/2014 1:17:29 AM     (No. 9880967)

"... the only sure thing, supposedly" ...

Must I re-read this? What was the point?

Arrogance and illegal immigration are not America!



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Reply 11 - Posted by: Northcross, 6/11/2014 1:22:55 AM     (No. 9880971)

There are other congressional districts where people want an end to Obamacare, an end to border lawlessness, an end to deficit spending, and an end to an ever expanding federal control over every detail of our lives. But for some reason, the Washington insiders don´t care and won´t listen.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: lil dotty, 6/11/2014 1:39:29 AM     (No. 9880982)

In Cantor´s demise WTP see a ray of hope for changes in the demeanor of how our government treats their citizens. How they LISTEN TO US or don´t as the case may be. Not all of us are air heads and bubble boys. Some know how to read and comprehend...and some are beginning to learn.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: PChristopher, 6/11/2014 1:43:44 AM     (No. 9880985)

Cantor lost because he couldn´t make up his mind whether he wanted to be American or Mexican. Now he has all the time he needs to retire to Tijuana.

Cantor...I hope whatever you were paid to betray the American people and support illegal immigration was worth it.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: belwhatter, 6/11/2014 2:03:27 AM     (No. 9880990)

It would be better if Cantor resigned his leadership position straight away - a lame duck such as he is now has lost clout.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: The Advocate, 6/11/2014 2:31:40 AM     (No. 9880998)

Cantor should resign immediately.
He represents the political class of consultants - including his own pollsters who showed him up 39 points- same reason Romney lost.
These self serving consultants don´t like the base because we want Republicans to BE Conservative and not pretend.
Cantor´s wife didn´t help him.


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Reply 16 - Posted by: TXknitter, 6/11/2014 3:08:27 AM     (No. 9881007)

The saddest thing was Cantor espousing "conservative" values 3-4 times during his short concession speech. Eric, you represent the Rockefeller wing who use the word but don´t even know what it means. Just like Dewhurst found out in Texas when all those TX dollars could not buy him a Senate seat, Cantor just found out the same is true in the great state of Virginia!!

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Avogadra, 6/11/2014 4:14:04 AM     (No. 9881012)

JPod doesn´t seem to understand that We The People don´t like it when the elites decide to support Wall Street with trillions of taxpayer dollars, while also trying to regulate Main Street out of existence. We don´t like it when they approve a flood of low paid illegal workers to take the place of American workers.

Even if JPod remains clueless, Dave Brat is able to express these ideas in a way that appeals to everyday people. Thank God for Dave Brat.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 6/11/2014 6:57:10 AM     (No. 9881088)

What this means is immigration reform (i.e. amnesty) is dead this year. Cantor was the poster child for amnesty. How many Rebublicans can Boehner get to sign on to an issue that their constituents hate?

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Reply 19 - Posted by: shamus, 6/11/2014 7:13:19 AM     (No. 9881107)

Establishment GOP types are desperate to put through amnesty even though their constituents loath it. Cantor stopped representing his voters.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: snapper451, 6/11/2014 7:15:37 AM     (No. 9881109)

Think twice GOP before you turn on Ted Cruz. You all can be taken out at the polls. I agree that anything is possible.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Rinktum, 6/11/2014 7:19:15 AM     (No. 9881114)

Cantor´s defeat means that the American people are not stupid and when they see politicians advocating policies they do not like or want, they will make their voices heard. This is the way elections work. Cantor moved to embrace the establishment and that was his real mistake because they have forsaken the American taxpayer in favor of big business with their support of amnesty and big governmenrt with their continued fiscal irresponsibility.

This was truly a David versus Goliath story. The guy even had the right name. Well done, David Brat.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 6/11/2014 7:32:39 AM     (No. 9881130)

Cantor´s defeat means Obie will now expedite immigration reform by exective order.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: bubby, 6/11/2014 7:53:01 AM     (No. 9881162)

My guess is that the $5 million didn´t come from his district but rather Chamber of Commerce members who want amnesty and don´t give a crap about the country or the party. Cantor made the mistake of listening to those contributors. "We the people" don´t want obamacare, amnesty, carbon taxes, deficit spending, base line budget etc but our duly elected members ignore all that when they get to DC something changes them and we´re sick of it. Good riddance.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Janjan, 6/11/2014 7:57:58 AM     (No. 9881169)

Here´s the message from the ´chattering class´ Podhoretz so take note. Conservatives are done being told to sit down and shut up while the power brokers in Washington, in both parties, sell us añd our country out.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: bpl40, 6/11/2014 8:05:41 AM     (No. 9881185)

The combination of the Bergdahl treason and the mess on the Southern borders might just be the stick that broke the camel´s back. Not just beltway RINOs but Democrat supporters of an amnesty giveaway are the ones who should be sleeping uneasy from now till November.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: M2, 6/11/2014 8:08:04 AM     (No. 9881189)

These Republican primaries have become conservatives´ only way, before the general elections, to tell our DC Reps what we have in mind:

We know that a third party would definitely lose us the 2016 election so we are forming an unofficial third party by voting for serious Tea Party conservatives. Now they know our desires and can ignore them at their peril.

That Brat is an unabashed man of faith is interesting, too. Just another factoid to file in the "appeals to most conservatives" file.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 6/11/2014 8:10:33 AM     (No. 9881194)

Our government is wildly out of control and too many Republicans don´t want to roll-up their sleeves and do the hard work needed to right the ship. Cantor got too comfortable with his status and perks, and lost sight of the role he is supposed to play.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: catfur27, 6/11/2014 8:18:11 AM     (No. 9881203)

...Senor RINO...adios muchacho....

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Reply 29 - Posted by: saucy, 6/11/2014 8:25:29 AM     (No. 9881216)

The Democrat-Voter-FRAUD machine was asleep. They didn´t think Brat had a snowball´s chance so didn´t bother to STEAL the vote.
HaHa

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Reply 30 - Posted by: MattMusson, 6/11/2014 8:31:09 AM     (No. 9881232)

Immigration: It´s a winning (or losing) issue.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: mc squared, 6/11/2014 8:39:11 AM     (No. 9881251)

I´m as pleased with the outcome of this battle as the rest of us, but it means that not only the Democrats will have the long knives out for the rest of the election cycle.

I hope Brat has the stomach for what´s coming.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Hobbiest, 6/11/2014 8:40:32 AM     (No. 9881253)

This upset should hammer home a practical lesson from 2012. Way too many Republican candidates spend campaign money on the wrong things. Brat won because he had boots on the ground in the form of volunteers who got neighbors to the polls. There is anecdotal evidence many were not regular primary voters, but Brat´s people motivated them to get to the polls. Cantor relied on the same cadre of consultants, pollsters and ad men that Romney spent his millions on.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: chicodon, 6/11/2014 8:44:40 AM     (No. 9881261)

Obviously the "Death of the Tea Party" was a little premature.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: jglas, 6/11/2014 8:58:53 AM     (No. 9881286)

All of the establishment Republicans have been coasting because they think Obama is screwing up badly enough that they´ll get elected even if they do things like push for immigration at the behest of lobbyists while their constituency is screaming STOP THAT! Uh-oh the constituency has grown a big Tea Party streak and now the establishment all know they can be tossed out on their ears before they even get to the election. I expect there will be some foxhole conversions to the Tea Party before this thing is all over.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 6/11/2014 9:22:43 AM     (No. 9881356)

John Podhoretz is an establishment RINO right to the bone - - even into the marrow.

His entire life and fortune is tied to the K Street-RINO crowd - - and he views any conservative victory with fear and loathing.

I´m glad his head is exploding.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Felixcat, 6/11/2014 9:26:44 AM     (No. 9881365)

Best thing for the Tea Party is to get rid of the party part, such as consultants like Jenny Beth Martin (is she the blond chick sometimes seen on Lou Dobbs?) and return/be true to its roots: WeTthe People.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Grambo, 6/11/2014 9:49:56 AM     (No. 9881404)

One (of the worst) down, many more to go. Let´s roll.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: fireboy, 6/11/2014 10:11:38 AM     (No. 9881452)

"Mr. Brat, you have a phone call...someone from the IRS is holding.."

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Reply 39 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 6/11/2014 10:32:04 AM     (No. 9881484)

I´m not as optimistic as some here. The remaining RINOs are blockhead, dead set against us and they, like Obama, are vindictive. I don´t trust them or expect for them to receive a message from this.
Bonhuer is a total idiot, bonehead and he believes in his feeble mind amnesty is a win for his RINO Republicans and Chamber of Commerce.
The democrats should be on the run with all the Obama scandals but they´re not because Republicans are a bunch of bed wetters and fear the word ´racist´. Cowards, all of them.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: Hobbiest, 6/11/2014 11:01:51 AM     (No. 9881530)

As former Speaker Tip O´Neill used to note all politics are local. In a nutshell, Cantor got so busy running for Speaker that he completely forgot about representing the voters back in his district. It wasn´t just that voters back home disagreed with him on immigration, it was their sense that he was talking out of both sides of his mouth on the issue for reasons of personal political ambition.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: pgvoisin, 6/11/2014 11:09:48 AM     (No. 9881548)

So "Johnny Boy" is upset.

"The classic recent chattering-class talking point is that democracy no longer functions because it’s been stolen by rich people."

Well, the "Chattering Class" IS Main Street.
Main Street pays their bills.
Main Street plays by the rules.
Main Street defends the country from Terrorists.
Main Street puts out fires, stops crime, drives sick people to the hospital.

Wall Street defaults on their bills.
Wall Street breaks the rules.
Wall Street banks with the Terrorists.
Wall Street expects our First Responders to save THEM first!

Washington prints money.
Washington is paid by Wall Street to write the rules.
Washington controls the banks where Main Street´s money is stored.
Washington exploits First Responders for political talking points.

Main Street IS the Truth Class!
Wall Street MANAGES the Payoff Class.
Washington HAS no Class!

John Podhoretz is the biggest "Chatty Cathy" of the bunch!
His string is pulled by the RINOs in Washington!


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Reply 42 - Posted by: Butch59, 6/11/2014 12:45:53 PM     (No. 9881706)

My hope is that all of the uproar that Cantor´s loss has created will carry over for the rest of this election cycle. Maybe we can get rid of a few more RINO´s.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua, 6/11/2014 1:10:35 PM     (No. 9881743)

Sick and tired of corrupt Washington politics, and their sense of entitlement?

Nothing will change as long as we keep voting the same people back to Washington. Nothing will change if the new person going to Washington has much the same mentality as the person leaving Washington.

Cantor getting his walking papers is a good thing. It should happen to many others.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: inthepines, 6/11/2014 1:13:36 PM     (No. 9881748)

Cantor has stepped down!

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Reply 45 - Posted by: steph_gray, 6/11/2014 2:05:52 PM     (No. 9881822)

#44 is right! An even better day!

Can we get Trey Goudy as House Majority Leader? Please?

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Reply 46 - Posted by: little guy, 6/11/2014 5:01:52 PM     (No. 9882021)

Most interesting. A "cantor" who sang the wrong song and lead the wrong choir getting beaten by a "brat" who is neither spoiled nor annoying!

Eric lost simply because he was lost.

Another example of the politician who gets elected on words and not deeds and then falls to Mammon. He forgot who sent him there and why. No great loss and it shows NO ONE is guaranteed election. Were you watching, Hitler-y?

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Reply 47 - Posted by: nevernaught, 6/11/2014 5:11:25 PM     (No. 9882036)

It means that Boehner, Cantor and the rest of the Republican establishment thought they were invulnerable and they could throw Conservatives an occasional bone and make us all happy. That isn´t how it works.

This country is in chaos at this very moment. We are being invaded and overwhelmed by criminals who are giving Border Patrol agents the finger and laughing at them (there was a picture of this on Drudge this AM, but they removed it).

Meanwhile Obama should have been impeached by now, but no, establishment Republican politicians are cowards to the core. We don´t want Amnesty, we want all of these people fingerprinted and deported. What don´t you people understand about criminal activity as opposed to citizens paying your salary to uphold the law.

This latest invasion is Obama initiated. Start impeachment proceedings now or resign. Represent this country for a change.



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Reply 48 - Posted by: sorosisbehindit, 6/11/2014 5:18:04 PM     (No. 9882039)

It means we better watch out for an immigration bill to be shoved down our throats before these people leave office.

Why on earth do RINOs think they will benefit by turning illegals into Democrat voters?!?!

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Reply 49 - Posted by: peterfleming, 6/11/2014 5:41:59 PM     (No. 9882068)

Even Fox is edgy on the alien invasion, even Fox has no balls.
Cantor was the epitome of invader compromise, and a small part of the nation, fought back and WON. Legalizing criminal invaders has now climaxed bringing thousands of children, a nightmare on top of total craziness. Little kids running the streets alone, being put on buses, airplanes to nowhere.
Madness, carefully planned madness, uncontrollable madness

Brat is a free market espousing CITIZEN. We no longer need politicians stealing billions. We need citizens CLEANING HOUSE.

Cantor ignored his own constituency, the Tea Party, and never opened his mouth for freedom until these last few hours as he is toppled !

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Reply 50 - Posted by: steveW, 6/12/2014 4:42:32 AM     (No. 9882540)

http://directorblue.blogspot.se/2014/06/dear-sen-mcconnell-and-speaker-boehner.html

this is good

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Reply 51 - Posted by: MirJoy, 6/12/2014 5:24:16 AM     (No. 9882546)

#41 - just read your post - well said. I´ve always thought John Podheretz was a fakey conservative.

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In a stunning rebuke of President Obama’s tepid calls for Israel to show "restraint" in response to daily rocket fire on Israeli civilian targets by Hamas terror redoubts in Gaza, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, long considered Israel’s best friend and strongest defender, all but condemned President Obama by name for what he regards as Washington’s irresolute support for Israel during its time of grave crisis. In perhaps his most strongly worded statement to date, Prime Minister Harper proclaimed that self defense is "not merely an Israeli right" to be exercised only in the abstract, but an "Israeli obligation" that

A Bit Scary
National Review Online, by Jay Nordlinger    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 7/13/2014 10:38:52 PM     Post Reply
Ponder for a minute what AFSCME has done. The union has severed ties with the United Negro College Fund because the Koch brothers contributed $25 million to the fund. Or rather, because the fund accepted the contribution. The money will pay for 3,000 scholarships and other needs. To read about this episode, go here. The hatred whipped up against the Koch brothers has become nearly frightening, I think. It is undemocratic, unsettling, intolerant. I’ve never liked it when left-leaning types say, “So-and-so scares me,” or, “This scares me.” There was a bumper sticker in the 2000s that said Bush Scares

Needed: A new team of rivals
Washington Post, by Fred Hiatt    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 7/13/2014 10:27:01 PM     Post Reply
Maybe it is time for a shake-up. President Obama’s second-term staffing was always going to be a risk. He abandoned his first term’s team of rivals for a closer-knit team of loyalists. The bet was that he was assured enough in the job to no longer need the in-house challenge — and that smooth-running consensus would compensate for the loss. The bet isn’t paying off. Overseas and at home, the administration seems besieged and befuddled. Obama is in danger of cementing an image of haplessness that would be hard to undo. The administration was surprised when Russian President Vladimir Putin



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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
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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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