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An Open Letter to the Political Right
Townhall, by Derek Hunter

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Posted By:SpeedMaster, 8/3/2014 8:08:02 AM

Dear “Conservatives” and “Establishment Republicans,” I write today in the hope you all can get over whatever anger, distrust or bruised egos this primary season and political year has caused you. We on the right need to unite and send a message to progressives by unambiguously retaking the U.S. Senate in November. We all have some problem with what’s happened so far. Someone we liked lost a primary. Someone we didn’t won. Some piece of legislation we hate passed; some other piece we liked did not. No one is completely happy, but we all know things can get much worse – and

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Summary of the article, conservatives "get over it" and vote for the "establishment".
I will not forget Mississippi!

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Gretchen, 8/3/2014 8:13:33 AM     (No. 9951444)



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Reply 2 - Posted by: Gretchen, 8/3/2014 8:15:39 AM     (No. 9951449)

Sorry about that. What I meant to say is that this article is so yesterday. There is no reconciling what cannot in all honesty and devotion to the truth be reconciled.

It´s over for the GOP. Let us hope a phoenix rises from the ashes.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Gordon Mills, 8/3/2014 8:19:30 AM     (No. 9951454)

Is this what´s called compromise?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Former lurker, 8/3/2014 8:32:44 AM     (No. 9951459)

Just vote for the most conservative person in the race. Might not be your first, second or third choice but this country will not survive if the progressives have two more years of control. This is no time to take your toys and go home.

I say this a staunch tea party supporter who had backed my conservative convictions with every dime I could spare from the very first rally to this very moment.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Former lurker, 8/3/2014 8:35:24 AM     (No. 9951462)

Forgot to add, that includes Mc Daniels who had our support from the minute he announced.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: gringolite, 8/3/2014 8:36:42 AM     (No. 9951463)

Yeah though I walk through the valley of the shadow of endless government debt/servitude,I shall not fear,for our savior,the RINO,leads me to endless promises of prosperity. His yoke is light and his load of bull is easy.


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Reply 7 - Posted by: Keekng, 8/3/2014 8:37:27 AM     (No. 9951465)

Please do not sit out the November election.....Unless you are a lefty progressive.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: littleorby, 8/3/2014 8:48:31 AM     (No. 9951478)

Oh My! Can´t we all just get along?

What doesn´t seem to be understood -- or is it just simply ignored. All the branches of government are filled with progressive/parasite/crooks (on both sides of the isle), and we cannot survive as a nation until they are removed.

Remember Mississippi

Got revolution?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 8/3/2014 8:51:14 AM     (No. 9951483)

I´m going to count to two then we´ll all get along.
One Mississippi, two Mississippi

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Pros7767, 8/3/2014 8:55:13 AM     (No. 9951493)



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Reply 11 - Posted by: periwinkel, 8/3/2014 8:55:14 AM     (No. 9951494)

Bullying articles from Moderates about Conservatives getting right with the Party, is not the proper motivation.

They must be really worried.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: KarenJ1, 8/3/2014 8:56:49 AM     (No. 9951497)

FTA; Were John McCain or Mitt Romney the “next Reagan?” Absolutely not! But, even with their imperfections being considered, they’re both Godfather 2 compared to the Sharknado 2 currently occupying the White House.

Of course they were better alternatives than the reprehensible Obama, but they lost! This destroyed his entire premise. I will never sit out an election! Buy should be focusing his ire on the establishment wing of the party. They are the ones who do not bend!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Pros7767, 8/3/2014 9:03:58 AM     (No. 9951508)

Must Read.

It seems it is always the Republicans turn to hold their nose when voting.

That said, despite my abject hatred for the RINOs, we cannot stay home in protest this year. I shudder at the thought of 2 more years with the Dems in charge of the Senate. Given their propensity for voter fraud, it is essential for every possible voter to get to the polls this November if we have any hope of saving our country.

Despite 6 years of scandals and disasters, there is no Republican plan to stop them. We need to control the Senate while waiting for a viable candidate to arise in 2016. Please vote in November. Wear a clothes pin on your nose if you want to make a point, but vote.

And yes, I will not forget Mississippi. Apply that to 2016.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Kerryman, 8/3/2014 9:07:24 AM     (No. 9951512)

Speed Master, you have hit the burr under my saddle, Mississippi. If Reince Priebus wants to get any semblance of unity in the Republican Party, he needs to condemn and not just regret the tactics used there. He also needs to call out the Barbour´s for their use of them. That would be a start.

In Texas, the Establishment got their head handed to them by the Tea Party in the Four main statewide races below Governor. Abbott was the only candidate for Governor so that race was not an issue. There is no effort by the Establishment to help those four, instead they communicate to the grass roots to help Abbott who has $38 Million on hand and an inept opponent.

Until Reince condemns Mississippi, don´t come knocking for my help. I will be working for four candidates in Texas, Patrick, Paxton Miller and Hagar.

Semper Fi

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Reply 15 - Posted by: shamus, 8/3/2014 9:08:19 AM     (No. 9951513)

If you compromise your morals, you´re making a deal with the devil.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: chillijilli, 8/3/2014 9:09:01 AM     (No. 9951515)

It seems to me like those who are threatening to not vote are people who are disgusted with the SYSTEM which allows cronyism and corruption. Logically, then, wouldn´t it be best to proactively work to try to CHANGE the SYSTEM, rather than *punish* the entire Party by withholding your vote?
Have you joined or formed a group which actively is involved in educating others about your concerns? Have you donated time or money to help get your message out? Have you repeatedly communicated your worries to your elected representatives and made every possible attempt to explain your position---or have you just sat back, folded your arms, stomped your feet and cried, "Enough is enough!" That is punishing your allies, when your real gripe is with the war!
Have you considered that change is also possible from WITHIN? There are other effective ways to get your message out: you could vote for a Republican who may not have behaved or voted exactly as you would like---but then make a commitment to CONVINCE him, once elected, to change his or her views and adopt yours? Have you sincerely ever TRIED this? Protest outside his office, swamp his switchboard, let him know you are watching. Have you done this?
And finally, is it possible that the left wing radicals are using you as a tool, by stirring up your resentment to keep the Senate? Why wouldn´t they?
There are plenty of other ways to handle your frustration. Think about it, please, for the sake of this beloved country.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: jglas, 8/3/2014 9:16:35 AM     (No. 9951534)

The Republicans irk me but the Democrats enrage me. I´m a Libertarian and even though there will probably be Libertarian candidates on the ballot I´m voting against the Democrats not for somebody. That means I´m voting for the non Democrat who can beat the Democrat. That will most likely be a Republican. It might irk me to vote for him but so be it. And Bill Maher might say or even actually be a Libertarian but he is not a libertarian. There might be big government i.e. socialist Republicans (way too many actually) but there is no such thing as a socialist libertarian. The phrase is oxymoronic.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: jackie, 8/3/2014 9:25:27 AM     (No. 9951550)

We can all get out and vote for whoever has an R by their name BUT.. why... We will only get the old goat Mitch McConnell who promised not to punish the Dems for all the years of treasonous actions. I feel the conservatives are between the devil and the deep blue sea. The establishment could care less about stopping the Libs..All they want is their office and the perks they have become accustomed to. The problem with McConnell..is it will be another 6 years of putting up with the old RINO before we get another shot at "deposing" him.
That is where the frustration starts... we heard the same arguments 2 years 4 years, 6 years ago. Nothing changes. The establishment Repubs just gets more vocal condemning the Tea Party..



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Reply 19 - Posted by: clayusmcret, 8/3/2014 9:35:56 AM     (No. 9951575)

I agree entirely with its sentiment. We have got to put aside our one-item differences to stop currently unrestrained lawlessness in its tracks. Our inability to do so in 2008 and especially in 2012 put us in the the position we´re in now. Yes yes there were many other issues starting months earlier, but on election days themselves, this one issue was America´s undoing.

It´s time to pick a side. Not picking again.....picks obama´s.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: southernboy, 8/3/2014 9:39:05 AM     (No. 9951584)

Well, I understand the article…but, here in Mississippi that means voting for Thad…thereby validating what he and his group did to steal the election. So where do we draw the line? Vote for more of the same of what’s wrong? Or let the Democrats have the election so they can continue doing more of the same of what’s wrong?

I just don’t know at this point.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Nimby, 8/3/2014 9:43:06 AM     (No. 9951589)

Note to Mr. Hunter--- how about the establishment listen to the voters instead of the chamber of commerce?

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Sanchin, 8/3/2014 9:52:18 AM     (No. 9951605)

I will vote for who I damn well choose. If I decide not to vote in a particular race, that is my choice. If the Republicans are unable to find and run candidates that appeal to those who have always supported the Republicans; that is a reflection on the Party and not on me.

I do not have an R stamped on my butt sir, and please save your scolding for your children or those who willing submit to others ruling over them.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Axeman, 8/3/2014 9:58:32 AM     (No. 9951617)

What if the more conservative is a dem, and even that dem is marxist? Death by flailing or death by piking? Choose the least painful death.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Burger, 8/3/2014 10:27:51 AM     (No. 9951659)

No.
The fact you have to beg others to join your failed political preference reeks of flop sweat, Derek. I say this, No Conservative? No Vote. The establishment created this problem by pissing down our backs and telling us it was sunshine. No More.
Not going to do what moderates want. Ever.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: norcalvet, 8/3/2014 10:46:08 AM     (No. 9951685)

The problem with conservatives is they have standards, and they are not willing to bend no matter what. This is not good for conservativism nor for the country in general. One issue voters come to mind. It is good to stand for something, but if you lose everything for your stand, you are impotent.

The dems stay united no matter what, no matter their stance on any one issue. Their only goal is to maintain power and run our lives.

So here we are, still divided, and there they are, still united.

You know what they say, "United we stand, divided we fall". We are falling, and they are taking over and destroying our country.



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Reply 26 - Posted by: MDConservative, 8/3/2014 10:59:33 AM     (No. 9951702)

In four years holding the House, what hs the Republican majority accomplished or stopped? Boehner apparently fails to recognize the chamber´s power of the purse to bargain. His major (and legacy landmark) accomplishment will be to sneak by some Comprehensive Immigration Reform bill as the best, bi-partisan compromise solution to our southern border issues...sticking the US with millions of rag tag "takers" to blend with the millions we already have that are unable/unwilling to work. Never trust a career politician, whether R or D, not that it matters much these days.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: enuf8, 8/3/2014 11:01:05 AM     (No. 9951705)

I am still positive the win of ´the won´ was by fraud and not Conservatives who stayed at home. The flipping of voter machines which were not caught like on the East coast swing states where over 7,000 complaints were called in for mishaps of the machines, the per cent of all DEMs in Counties, not just a precienct which were well over registered voters and even total population of a county which included children under 18, probably even included number of cats and dogs. oting results at 150 % over total population as occurred in Colorado should be noted.
A newspaper selected onlyu 10 counties to check in Colorado and found all had over 100% voting.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: RancherJack, 8/3/2014 11:12:31 AM     (No. 9951728)

Derek, you´re making the rookie mistake that the GOP is part of the solution and can be saved is we turn the Old Guard around.

DEREK? CAN YOU HEAR ME?

The GOP is the other half of the Ruling Party. The GOP is as vile as the DNC and they are halves of a whole.

DEREK, YOU CAN´T FIX CORRUPTED DNA

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Reply 29 - Posted by: dwa, 8/3/2014 11:42:34 AM     (No. 9951771)

I get so damn tired of listening to those that tell us we must vote for the R even though he/she isn´t a conservative or that he/she is the lesser of two evils. I´ve been listening to this BS for the last 30 years and what has it gotten us, a bunch of RHINOs who think and act like the dems/libs. By voting for the R just so we can control the Senate (or whatever body or position is involved) just means we are still falling into more government and socialism, just slower than if we let the dems win. Until the GOPe shows me that they can lead and stand up for the Constitution and conservative principles, they don´t deserve my vote or support. AND, when the GOPe pulls the BS it did in Mississippi, they show they are no better than Dems.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Freeloader, 8/3/2014 12:31:31 PM     (No. 9951812)

Memo To: Mr. Derek Hunter, Townhall

From: The Desk Of Major General Barry M. Goldwater, USAFR (Retired)

Young man, you are totally clueless! Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue...Now get out your pen and write that down!

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Reply 31 - Posted by: chumley, 8/3/2014 1:15:00 PM     (No. 9951859)

Lots of great posts on this thread. Thanx for reinforcing that I am not the lone ranger.
I have lost a lot of freedom under dem/comm rule. I have also lost a lot under republican rule. The only real difference is that the dem/comms are better at stealing it.
Why should I vote for a party who´s track record indicates that they will steal even more of my money and my freedom? Because they promise to steal less than the dems would? Gee thanks guys. Makes me really want to pull that lever.
It is past time for a real conservative party to emerge. The Republican party is beyond repair.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: mws50, 8/3/2014 1:49:32 PM     (No. 9951901)

I agree with voting for the most conservative candidate. Bear in mind that the most conservative candidate in Boehner´s and McConnell´s districts is the democrat.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: ChipThome, 8/3/2014 1:51:32 PM     (No. 9951908)

"send a message to progressives"

Who the heck does this idiot think "the establishment" is ??? Is he somehow delusional and think the establishment embodies the policies of Reagan ???

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Reply 34 - Posted by: steph_gray, 8/3/2014 1:52:12 PM     (No. 9951911)

I´m with #17, but I sympathize with #21 in Mississippi - particularly bad situation there. I would recommend donating even a small amount to someone good running in another state, such as Joni Ernst, and maybe do a write-in where you are.

Perhaps all those who are determined to sacrifice their votes could help by donating to key races like Joni´s where you could make a difference.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 8/3/2014 2:49:52 PM     (No. 9951984)

# 32 Can you cite the source for that quote? Certainly applies to this and future threads on this topic.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: pursuitoftruth, 8/3/2014 2:54:26 PM     (No. 9951988)

I remember the time when I worked hard to get the R´s in across the board and it was the beginning of the end because they shifted left. I will vote only for conservative candidates and that is all. Have no use for compromise if it means giving into the dems.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: franq, 8/3/2014 3:31:29 PM     (No. 9952012)

#28 sums it up for me.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: glsmith36, 8/3/2014 3:51:57 PM     (No. 9952026)

In Mississippi it is time for the establishment Repubs to unify with Conservatives not the other way around.
Here is how to do it.

1. Thad Codhran should denounce the tactics and withdraw from the race. It is the moral thing to do.

2 Cochran should throw his support to McDaniel as the Repub nominee.

3. Cochran should call on the MS GOP , the RNC , the MS Attorney General, the MS Secretary of State, and the U.S. Attorney to conduct a complete investigation of the vote for criminal violations.

Then we can have party unity.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Phooey, 8/3/2014 4:28:48 PM     (No. 9952052)

I´ll vote for the party of stupid over the party of death everytime.

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A new Government Accountability Institute (GAI) report reveals that President Barack Obama has attended only 42.1% of his daily intelligence briefings (known officially as the Presidential Daily Brief, or PDB) in the 2,079 days of his presidency through September 29, 2014. The GAI report also included a breakdown of Obama’s PDB attendance record between terms; he attended 42.4% of his PDBs in his first term and 41.3% in his second. The GAI’s alarming findings come on the heels of Obama’s 60 Minutes comments on Sunday, wherein the president laid the blame for the Islamic State’s (ISIS) rapid rise squarely at

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it far deeper into building than
previously known

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Washington Post, by Carol D. Leonnig    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 9/29/2014 5:02:31 PM     Post Reply
The man who jumped the White House fence this month and sprinted through the front door made it much farther into the building than previously known, overpowering one Secret Service officer and running through much of the main floor, according to three people familiar with the incident. An alarm box near the front entrance of the White House designed to alert guards to an intruder had been muted at what officers believed was a request of the usher’s office, said a Secret Service official who spoke on the condition of anonymity. The officer posted inside the front door appeared to

Secret Service let armed felon
ride in an elevator with Obama

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Fox News, by Chad Pergram    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 9/30/2014 8:41:39 PM     Post Reply
President Obama shared an elevator earlier this month with an armed security contractor who has three felony convictions relating to assault and battery, in the latest report of a serious violation of Secret Service security protocols. Multiple sources confirmed to Fox News the incident, which took place in an elevator during Obama´s Sept. 16 visit to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. The incident was first reported by The Washington Post and the Washington Examiner. The latest embarrassment for the Secret Service comes after agency Director Julia Pierson told lawmakers at a Tuesday hearing

Pentagon Official: The President Is Lying
To America — About Us, And About ISIS

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Daily Caller, by Joseph Miller    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 10/1/2014 5:24:44 AM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama has taken a lot of flack since his Sunday night “60 Minutes” interview, in which he blamed the intelligence community for his failure to tackle the threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. And that is right and proper. Because not only was his excuse of blaming us a lie, but when questioned on his lie, White House press secretary Josh Earnest doubled down with a whole new lie — both of which are easily, publicly proven false. On Sunday, Obama said the intelligence community had underestimated the rise of ISIS, saying in an interview

LA Times: ´Worst is Yet to Come´
If Ferguson Officer Not Indicted

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Truth Revolt, by Bradford Thomas    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 9/29/2014 7:18:59 PM     Post Reply
The L.A. Times is warning that the “worst is yet to come” if a grand jury fails to indict white officer Darren Wilson for shooting and killing black 18-year-old Michael Brown. If the grand jury fails to indict the officer who killed Michael Brown, almost everyone here thinks things will get worse. “They’re not going to be looting next time,” said Kevin Seltzer, 30, who lives at an apartment complex near where Brown, 18, was shot. “They’re going to burn the city down.” The article highlights recent indications that the city is “far from finding peace,” including continued clashes with officers, the shooting

Jimmy Carter says he would have
defeated Reagan had he been more ´manly´

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Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: grace52- 10/1/2014 11:36:03 AM     Post Reply
Former President Jimmy Carter claimed Wednesday that he would have been re-elected and beaten Ronald Reagan in 1980 if had been more “manly” in his dealings with Iran. Interviewed by the show "CNBC Meets," Carter repeated his belief that the failed mission to free American hostages held in Tehran killed his chances, but then added that had he gone to war, America would have rewarded him with a second term in 1980.

Cornyn to PJM: Time for ‘Arguments
Within the Family… Has Passed’ If
Conservatives Want to Win Senate

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PJ Media, by Bridget Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 9/29/2014 6:49:16 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — The Senate’s minority whip is confident about Republicans being the majority in the 114th Congress — if conservatives can set aside differences and work to combat the massive influx of donor cash that has Democratic campaigns ahead in the money race. Only in the majority, Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) stresses, can conservatives make headway on tamping down overregulation, repealing and replacing Obamacare, securing the “chaotic” border, getting Keystone XL moving, and bringing civilized debate back to the upper chamber. And only by realizing the gravity of the battle for November, he argues, can Republicans relegate Harry Reid (D-Nev.)

Dallas´ Ebola case confirmed
by CDC; first diagnosis in U.S.

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Dallas Morning News [TX], by Sherry Jacobson*    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 9/30/2014 4:58:09 PM     Post Reply
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notified the media at 3:32 p.m. Tuesday that Dallas has the first diagnosed Ebola case in the nation. The federal agency scheduled a media briefing at 5:30 p.m. from its headquarters in Atlanta. Dallas County officials are expected to participate. Dallas County went through a day-long anxiety attack Tuesday, waiting to hear if the first Ebola diagnosis in the nation would happen here. An unnamed patient at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas was placed in isolation while awaiting test results for the dreaded virus. Apparently, the patient had traveled recently to a

State Dept. On Obama Intel Briefings:
´He Receives Those Whenever He Can´

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Breitbart National Security, by Wynton Hall    Original Article
Posted By: chicodon- 10/1/2014 7:04:43 AM     Post Reply
The Obama administration found itself scrambling on Tuesday to defend President Barack Obama for his lackluster 42% attendance record on daily intelligence briefings, a finding from a new report issued by the non-partisan Government Accountability Institute (GAI). When asked about the GAI revelation on Fox News, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki appeared flustered and unprepared. "Well, I have no validation of those statistics," said Psaki. "There are a range of ways that you can get your intelligence briefings on the road, in the White House, and I know that he receives those whenever he can."

Media Ignores Obama’s 60 Minutes
Ratings Collapse – Down 69% in a Week

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Gateway Pundit, by Kristinn Taylor    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/30/2014 5:36:40 AM     Post Reply
The sympathetic news media is avoiding mentioning his name, instead they are blaming the lack of a football intro for the massive collapse in ratings Sunday night for President Barack Obama’s appearance on CBS’ 60 Minutes. Americans turned away from watching Obama even though he was being interviewed about the nation’s new war on ISIS. For example, Deadline Hollywood didn’t even mention Obama’s 60 Minutes interview when reporting on the drop in viewers. “With no football lead-in, CBS’ Sunday lineup fell from last week. As expected, the drop was steepest at 7 PM, with 60 Minutes (1.1) off by 69%

Rosie O´Donnell, Whoopi Goldberg
get in shouting match in front
of ´The View´ studio audience

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New York Daily News, by Don Kaplan    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 9/30/2014 5:43:43 AM     Post Reply
Well, that didn’t take long. Just two weeks into the new season of “The View,” co-hosts Rosie O’Donnell and Whoopi Goldberg tore into each other during a commercial break — in front of their stunned studio audience. The spat erupted Thursday after Goldberg interrupted O’Donnell to go to a commercial break before the mother of five was finished commenting in a “Hot Topic” discussion about spanking children on the ABC gabfest. O’Donnell refuses to wear an earpiece to stay in contact with producers while the live show is airing, so she had no clue it was time to stop talking.

CDC: Ebola confirmed in Dallas patient
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WFAA-TV [Dallas, TX] **, by Janet St. James & Josh Davis *    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 10/1/2014 5:35:31 AM     Post Reply
Dallas - A patient in a Dallas hospital was confirmed Tuesday to have the deadly Ebola virus, the Centers for Disease Control said Tuesday. (Snip) September 19: The adult patient boards a flight to the U.S. in Liberia after being screened for Ebola symptoms - September 20: The patient arrives in the United States - September 24: Patient shows first symptoms of Ebola - September 26: Patient seeks initial medical care - September 28: Patient admitted to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas - A Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital spokesman said the patient has been in isolation since he arrived on Sunday,


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