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Clinton hurt 2014 Dems
The Hill, by Bren Budowsky

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Posted By:garnet, 8/14/2014 9:52:39 AM

Democrats face potentially catastrophic midterm elections that could leave Republicans and conservatives in control of the House, the Senate and the Supreme Court. Yet while Democrats face a political state of emergency, Hillary Clinton this week launched an aggressive preemptive attack — not against Republicans but against Barack Obama, the Democratic president she served as secretary of State, employing lines of attack eerily reminiscent of attacks against Democrats from former Vice President Dick Cheney. Clinton has been running for president for almost a decade. What is striking today is how little she appears to have thought through WHY she would run

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Carolina Kat, 8/14/2014 11:19:44 AM     (No. 9965750)

OK - this article is FUNNY! "Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!" has become "republicans, conservatives, and tea baggers, oh my!" We are the stuff of their nightmares. Well, it is time we returned the favor….


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Reply 2 - Posted by: schnapps, 8/14/2014 12:55:56 PM     (No. 9965864)

Hillary inserted the dyke in the crack between the dimocrats.

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National Review, by Joel Gehrke    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 9/18/2014 9:53:38 AM     Post Reply
With insurance rates set to spike in Alaska, a new ad faults Senator Mark Begich, one of the most vulnerable Democrats in the country, for supporting Obamacare and missing votes. “When Mark Begich promised Obamacare would reduce costs, we believed him,” the narrator says. “Now, some Alaskans could see their rates increase by thousands of dollars each year.” The ad, released by the Koch-backed Freedom Partners Action Fund cites a recent report on Obamacare rate hikes from Alaska Public Media. “The [Alaska] Division of Insurance says consumers can expect to pay an increase of more than 30 percent on average for coverage,” the

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Telegraph [UK], by Niall Ferguson    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 9/18/2014 9:34:29 AM     Post Reply
No good deed goes unpunished. In granting residents of Scotland a referendum on their country’s political future, David Cameron surely thought he was doing a good deed. The Scottish National Party would have to put up or shut up. A Yes vote would be a victory for them. A No vote would be a victory for the Scottish Labour Party bigwigs to whom Mr Cameron entrusted the campaign against independence, in the belief that he – despite being the son of a Scotsman – was less qualified than they to make the case for the Union. If Mr Cameron gave a

‘I’m not Barack Obama’ is
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Washington Times, by Joseph Curl    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 9/18/2014 9:25:27 AM     Post Reply
This year, far more than the last midterm elections, Democratic candidates across the country are fleeing the incumbent president. Midterms almost always go against the party in the White House, as they did (horribly) in 2010. But that year, Democrats running for Congress mostly stuck with President Obama on the newly passed Affordable Care Act. Not so this time. They are running for the hills. And while in campaigns past candidates have quietly distanced themselves from incumbent presidents (no joint appearances and no mentions in campaign ads), in 2014, some Democrats are brazenly making their marital discord known. The most hilarious example is

Forgiving Biden
National Review, by Charles C.W. Cooke    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 9/18/2014 9:10:35 AM     Post Reply
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Posted By: garnet- 9/18/2014 9:03:24 AM     Post Reply
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Posted By: garnet- 9/18/2014 8:56:48 AM     Post Reply
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Scots Must Vote Nae
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Posted By: garnet- 9/16/2014 8:46:41 AM     Post Reply
GLASGOW — To most Americans, Scotland means golf, whisky and — if they go there — steady drizzle. Even to the millions of Americans whose surnames testify to their Scottish or Scotch-Irish ancestry, the idea that Scotland might be about to become an independent country is baffling. Yet, this week, a referendum could decide just that. With days remaining before the Scottish electorate votes on whether or not to remain in the United Kingdom, the result is too close to call. Born in Glasgow, but having spent most of my life in England and America, I am rather baffled, too.

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Posted By: garnet- 9/15/2014 9:05:31 AM     Post Reply
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Posted By: garnet- 9/14/2014 10:22:42 AM     Post Reply
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Posted By: garnet- 9/14/2014 10:15:26 AM     Post Reply
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