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Primary Musings From Oklahoma,
Colorado and MIssissippi

American Spectator, by Ross Kaminsky

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 6/25/2014 4:45:47 AM

With a surprisingly wide margin of victory, Congressman James Lankford won the Oklahoma Republican U.S. Senate primary, defeating former Speaker of the State House of Representatives T.W. Shannon by 23 points and avoiding a runoff election. Lankford now becomes the prohibitive favorite to replace outgoing Senator Tom Coburn, who is retiring with two years remaining in his current term. This was a very different race from the one taking place in Mississippi. Despite negative ads run against Lankford by conservative groups, the Oklahoma contest was not an example of an “establishment” Republican or RINO versus a Tea Party candidate. In


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Reply 1 - Posted by: clayusmcret, 6/25/2014 5:41:00 AM     (No. 9898715)

Cochran is the perfect example of "establishment" politician. Rather than compete head to head, he advocated his opponents across the aisle join him against his own party opponent. And true to form, they did.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Malia2012, 6/25/2014 6:02:47 AM     (No. 9898725)

Cochran is a disgrace and he is too out of it to even be embarrassed. Instead, he acts like he won this Primary! IMHO, when a REPUBLICAN has the naaclp "poll watching for irregularities" that´s all anyone needs to know. What a way to end your career! And now we will probably lose that Senate seat in November. Shame, shame on the "man" who would give up his soul to keep his power.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: The Advocate, 6/25/2014 6:23:05 AM     (No. 9898748)

Shame on McConnell, McCain et al who sold out America to keep a senile philanderer in the Senate over a young Conservative.
Shame on McCain for campaigning for the pork over the Patriot.
The image of the two doddering old fools campaigning together is seared on my memory -they are not Republicans - they are craven politicians who put Pork and Party over America.
Mississippi earned its place as the most CORRUPT state beating out Illinois.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Red Jeep, 6/25/2014 7:06:37 AM     (No. 9898784)

Cochran is a perfect example of why term limits and a mandatory retirement age is needed.

The Republican Party may have "jumped the shark" with Cochran´s "win."

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Fiesta del sol, 6/25/2014 7:18:00 AM     (No. 9898801)

The NSRC actively recruited democrats to vote for a man who would keep bringing home federal dollars to their state.

The GOP at the national level decided to use this tactic. Why should any of us vote for the GOP? They go to war against a Tea Partier because the GOP wants to protect bigger government.

As a conservative, I will not vote for a Republican in any national race. A republican is a democrat is the establishment.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: OhMy, 6/25/2014 7:30:00 AM     (No. 9898807)

Since the establishment RINO republicans used many RAT dirty tricks to save Thad, perhaps it is time for republicans to sit at home for the general election. The establishment wants the tea party vote but they want no input whatever from them on policy. This is voting without representation and it must end, it will end it is unsustainable.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Rinktum, 6/25/2014 8:02:28 AM     (No. 9898858)

Establishment Republicans have declared war on Conservatives simply because if they are successful they can´t bear the thought that their heads will be pulled out of the trough and they will no longer be able to swill down hard earned tax payer money. They have no concern that government is too big and oppressive. For them, it will never be big enough. Their lust for money and power should disgust any American. Men like Cochran, McCain, McConnell have done absolutely nothing to stop the overreach of government that is destroying this nation and have lined their pockets with our money all the while plotting against anyone who would challenge them. I absolutely loathe these men. They are the antithesis of a public servant. They are nothing put parasites in expensive suits.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: sorosisbehindit, 6/25/2014 8:14:51 AM     (No. 9898885)

He could not have done a better job of illustrating the term RINO - Republican In Name Only. To keep their power these establishment guys will vote like a democrat, build a bigger government like a democrat and cheat like a democrat.

The Mississippi election in November will be like a Democratic primary - pick the one you like better, because they will vote the same way.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: ruready?, 6/25/2014 8:17:39 AM     (No. 9898892)

They are RINOs. The Cochran win came at the cost of validating the RINO labels.

To all the RINOs on this board. You talk in condescending prose to us about how little Tea Party folks know. This is a teachable moment for you - note what your beloved candidates (whom you whole-heartedly defend)will do when the heat is on. This is EXACTLY what they do when the heat is on in Congress. Your RINO candidates are compromisers. The Cochran elections proves it.

Do not lecture us again - not one peep - defending your RINO sellouts.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: ColoWapiti, 6/25/2014 8:22:58 AM     (No. 9898902)

I wonder if one of our resident cheerleaders would like to take a stab at defending the GOP Establishment´s behavior in Mississippi?

Surely we can at least get a lecture on why GOP voters have to turn out in mass to vote for Cochran to keep the Dem out of office. Isn´t that the one and only play in their playbook?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: MirJoy, 6/25/2014 8:40:53 AM     (No. 9898924)

Yesterday I read a column that says that Democrat party is "corrupt to the core" (I agree), and now I say that the Republican Establishment is corrupt to the core. All they care about is money and power as if this country´s economic health or political strength in the world are anything other than on life support. But, that´s o.k., just as long as Haley Barbour´s nephew gets Cochran´s job.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: TrueBlueWfan, 6/25/2014 8:48:35 AM     (No. 9898937)

Cochran may have won this battle, but could very well lose the war in November. This "victory" is one that will cost him many votes from the base in the general election. His democrat voters yesterday will be long gone and voting with their guy then. Who will Cochran have left? Only establishment democrat-wannabes, and there are probably not enough of them to pull old Thad´s sorry, saggy behind across the finish line.

At least if a dem wins, we´ll know how he´ll vote, instead of a RINO, upon whom we can never rely.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 6/25/2014 8:50:57 AM     (No. 9898943)

Mississippi has shown the way.

From now on - - all Pubbie candidates should be chosen by black, leftist demonrats. It´s the perfect system. Why didn´t any of us think of that?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 6/25/2014 8:52:12 AM     (No. 9898948)

The same Democrats who were singing Cochran´s praises yesterday will now turn around and portray him as a senile old coot who is a tool of the Washington establishment.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: nonsense, 6/25/2014 8:54:30 AM     (No. 9898951)

#9 I commiserate with you concerning the Establishment Republicans who haunt the "board". I sometimes wonder if they live in the same house/same room/ same skin. Just a feeling. Perhaps a triplicate or quad personality.

Seems as if the unions, Demonrats, and blacks tipped the balance for the RINO this time. Will sanity ever win over the free handouts?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: William1, 6/25/2014 9:08:14 AM     (No. 9898977)

Bravo #9, #10 and #15!

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Reply 17 - Posted by: little guy, 6/25/2014 9:35:08 AM     (No. 9899017)

The only hope now is that this worn out old coot wins in November --- only to be called home by the Master two days after being sworn in and Governor Bryant appoints McDaniel in his place!

The GOP lost its way a lo-o-ng time ago.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Namma, 6/25/2014 9:48:37 AM     (No. 9899041)

Cochran should run as a democrat.....he cheats like one

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Reply 19 - Posted by: altoona, 6/25/2014 9:54:04 AM     (No. 9899051)

Cool. I have enjoyed for many years paying the salary of Cochran´s concubine and paying the mortgage on her expensive home so Thad can "rent" the "basement" when he is not on his world tour with her. What a country!

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Reply 20 - Posted by: horacer, 6/25/2014 9:59:00 AM     (No. 9899061)

I agree completely #2. Cochran is a disgrace. I feel like I´m watching a bad remake of Lord of the Rings with Cochran as Gollum and the Senate seat his precious. This man has no business representing anyone.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 6/25/2014 10:01:35 AM     (No. 9899063)

I have no clue about the happenings in Mississippi, but if anyone talks to Oklahomans as Fox did last night, they were very resentful of the out of state money and endorsements for Shannon. Perhaps Cruz and Palin will tend to their own states´ elections now. Already ads are running in Iowa about how Ernst will be "beholden" to Palin. It´s not helping Joni Ernst.

Coburn´s semi-endorsement of Lankford was a huge asset for Lankford, too.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: planetgeo, 6/25/2014 10:11:32 AM     (No. 9899082)

There is much more significance to the Cochran steal than that one race. This gives the Democrats their template how to thwart the Tea Party across the country. Namely, by rolling out enough crossover votes to defeat the true conservative wherever possible.

This practice must be stopped. But I suspect that the establishment Republicans won´t want to stop it. They benefit from an unholy alliance with the Democrats on this. I suspect it will continue until we fight fire with fire and target some Democrats with exactly the same tactic. They need to learn that two can play this game.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: ColoWapiti, 6/25/2014 10:24:45 AM     (No. 9899111)

Well #21, I am from Oklahoma, and you are completely wrong. Oklahomans will put Shannon in office elsewhere.

You are just trying to look for another transparent way to Bash Palin and Cruz. Just so you know, Oklahomans think highly of Palin and Cruz.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: GOPinTN, 6/25/2014 10:24:54 AM     (No. 9899112)

Another reason to repeal the 17th Amendment.

But if you want to drive ´way sorrow
Come and hear this song tomorrow
Look away! Look away! Look away!
Dixie Land

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Reply 25 - Posted by: dman, 6/25/2014 10:35:04 AM     (No. 9899145)

(#15: I´ve sometimes wondered that, too.)

The Al Davis “just win, baby” approach of the Establishment, as opposed to a principled approach, was on full display. Yet these same politically amoral types howl at any mention of voting for a Democrat or staging a write-in campaign (unless the last name is Murkowski) in the general to excise the RINO cancer. How are they any less hypocritical than their “colleagues” across the aisle?

Besides encouraging crossover voting, engaging in the politics of personal attacks and destruction, circling around the endangered in their herd, posing as conservatives, holding their noses in the air in disdain of anyone who might seriously challenge them (like those “revolting” Tea Party peasants), they recoil at the prospect of doing anything to effectively stop the progressive juggernaut. Their handling of the sequester: trying to convince everyone that it would never work – and then citing bad poll numbers as a reason to abandon it after it actually did – is a case in point. And then there are those other Constitutional remedies – like impeachment and “inherent contempt” – that they dismiss out of hand.

Perhaps calls for reforming the primary election process are being heard. Perhaps cries in the wilderness for a new political party to present true opposition have a bit more merit this morning. Perhaps the time for a political revolution, in order to avert a bloody one, is now. As in the 18th century: risking lives, fortunes, and sacred honor may once again be in order.

“Copy that”, Sarah? “Copy that”, Ted? “Copy that”, Mike? “Copy that”, Mark? “Copy that”, Shawn? “Copy that”, Rush? “Copy that”, Laura? ...

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Reply 26 - Posted by: loveUSA, 6/25/2014 10:36:25 AM     (No. 9899148)

It has to be told how Cochran won last night with the black vote.

Hannity played a Robo Call last night that went to black registered voters in Miss. A female voice said the Tea Party was against Obama and that they must protect Obama and vote against McDaniel who is a Tea Party candidate.

How corrupt is that?

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Reply 27 - Posted by: strike3, 6/25/2014 10:41:07 AM     (No. 9899159)

I think the time is rapidly approaching for that third conservative party. We may suffer some defeats until we convince the base that the republican party is dead but, by then, people will be so sick of democrat theft and corruption that they might adopt some common sense. Big government is how Obama happened.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: lil dotty, 6/25/2014 10:42:38 AM     (No. 9899162)

Corruption? Both parties are filled with smidgens.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 6/25/2014 10:44:43 AM     (No. 9899163)

Over at Red State Erik Erickson is asking what does the GOP stand for other than protecting their lobbyist donors. He proposes that conservatives are the real RINO´s because obviously the "leadership" is not interested in the same principles as their activist base.

There is a wide divide between the GOP´s stated principles and their actions. I´m fed up with the whole lot of them. They did the same thing in the CA primary for governor by shoving Cash ´n Carry down our throats over the conservative insuring another win for Moonbeam. The GOP in CA is bankrupt of any principles and happy to remain the junior partners in the Cartel Party.

I´m sure we´ll see a storm of pluperfect condescension blowing out of the great plains until NOvember with the sole argument being "he´s better than a democrat." I just wish they would explain the difference between the GOP and Demonrats, because I sure don´t see one.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua, 6/25/2014 10:46:26 AM     (No. 9899167)

Cochran has been in Washington 40 years. He buys votes at the expense of everyone else. How much money do Cochran and his cronies pocket? He works with the Democrats to win the election. This is not how government is suppose to work.

Alot of these Republican primaries were the equivalent of general elections because the Democrat will never win. In my congressional district, there won´t even be a Democrat challenger.

If Democrats vote in Republican primaries perhaps the best course of action is for Republicans to vote in Democrat primaries.

Doubtful that will change anything. The Democrats and Republicans are working together and have much in common with regard to large government. They also work together to keep a third party from gaining ground.

Since neither party is doing the job they are suppose to do, it is time for a third party.

Btw, here in NY 22, the Republican emcumbant (a moderate/liberal) won over the conservative after conducting a huge lie and slime campaign. It was disgusting. It also worked.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: nevernaught, 6/25/2014 10:59:11 AM     (No. 9899202)

I first read about this in another article over on Drudge this AM and that piece condemned the GOP establishment far more than this one does.

Look for a lawsuit to follow because Mississippi law forbids the practice of people voting in one primary then switching Parties and voting in the other primary 3 weeks later.

The Republican establishment is just as crooked as the other party. Acting like this and then asking people to trust you isn´t honest or forgivable.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: arkfamily, 6/25/2014 11:00:00 AM     (No. 9899203)

Sure, Republicans should sit out the election? That is what happened in the 2006 election and Nancy Pelosi declared the Democrats were draining the swamp. Go ahead, because that will be a win for the other side.

I happen to believe that it would be in our best interest to energize the Republicans and Tea Party not fracture them. I´m afraid that is happening and the Democrats are going to be the winners.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 6/25/2014 11:09:25 AM     (No. 9899222)

Forgive this second post, but #32 -

The TEA Party wants to energize the Republican Party, but it is the Old Guard that is doing the fracturing. They fight their own base with more vigor than their supposed opposition in the Demonrat Party. Why are they so afraid of fiscal responsibility, limited government, and upholding the Constitution? Because those principles are contrary to their chosen lifestyle of fiscal corruption, gigantic government, and being the recipients of "no legal controlling authority."

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Reply 34 - Posted by: trapper, 6/25/2014 11:19:30 AM     (No. 9899240)

I’m sorry if I sound too upbeat for some, but no one bats 1,000. After knocking off Cantor, the Tea Party moved on to other races. OK, Cochran won, but he had to spend boat loads of cash, reportedly unleashed a tsunami of “walking around money” into black democrat neighborhoods to buy crossover votes, and brought in the worst examples (McCain) of everything that’s wrong with the Republican Party. And even with all that he just barely hung on by the thinnest skin of a single bicuspid. For McDaniel it was “And here’s the pitch. It’s a long fly ball to center, it’s going, going, looks like it’s outa here. Awwwwwww!”

Next batter.

As for the other races, well, there’s life in the Republican Party. The Tea Party has resurrected it in spite of itself and continues to define the new conversation. No Republican, from Virginia to Mississippi to Colorado, can duck that conversation. The Republican Party, as a result of the Tea Party, is alive, dynamic, and young. Plus we have a deep bench of Republican governors that one day soon will storm into the presidential race with real-world executive experience and ideas and policies that are proven to have worked. The Republicans will own the conversation, and the debate will be WHICH conservative policies to apply.

And what do the Democrats have to offer? Hillary. And the ”Marxiness” (wink) of the paper mache façade that hides the New American Fascism.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Woodabela, 6/25/2014 11:38:10 AM     (No. 9899268)

That the electrifying Mr. Cochran won by exactly the amount he needed - 51% - is, of itself, suspect.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: dman, 6/25/2014 1:41:02 PM     (No. 9899437)

#35: Reminiscent of Bob Beckel´s comment on FNCs "The Five": When he was asked to deliver votes to for a Democrat candidate, his response was: "How many do you need?"

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Reply 37 - Posted by: arkfamily, 6/25/2014 3:40:11 PM     (No. 9899607)

#33, I really do understand what you are talking about and probably agree to some extent. What I am having a hard time with is seeing the Republicans being beat up all the time from our base. You can expect this from the Democrats but I question from our own.

They really are between a rock and a hard place when dealing with Obama, Reid and Pelosi etc. I don´t always agree with McCain, McConnell, Graham (insert any name you care to) but they bring a lot to the table. That is what our party should be.

Boy, if one of them steps out of line, people aren´t going to vote for them, call them nasty names or whatever. I like the fact that our party can be versatile and think on our own. Unlike Obama, where everyone has to fall in line with his thinking and his alone.

I´m just starting to wonder who the Republican´s enemy really is. Obama? Reid? Pelosi? Democrats? Or our base? Not certain anymore.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Starlady, 6/25/2014 6:42:44 PM     (No. 9899773)

Most Tea Party members I know no longer consider themselves GOP. If they vote in a primary they vote in the GOP primary. I do not consider Tea Party to be part of the GOP base and they shouldn´t either.
Thad Cochran and Mitch McConnell have had their fun trying to destroy the Tea Party. They better campaign like they never have before and hope the Dems vote for them, because many in the Tea Party won´t, especially in MS.

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The Hill [DC], by Judd Gregg    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/15/2014 4:52:19 AM     Post Reply
Conventional wisdom is clear that the next Congress has a considerable likelihood of being a Republican Congress. That same consensus also holds that if the GOP does indeed take control, the next two years will be marked by confrontation with the White House and even less actual legislative action than the present Congress has accomplished. To be fair, there is some compelling logic behind these conclusions. President Obama has clearly opted out of the role of governing through legislation. He has become the most defensive president since at least World War II, blaming the Congress not just for all the ills of the

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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

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

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 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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