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How Do You Solve a
Problem Like Mitt Romney?

American Spectator, by Judd Magilnick

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 8/23/2014 8:09:41 AM

We wuz robbed. Admit it, you neo-cons, paleo-cons, compassionates, country clubbers and decline-to-states: right now, in a just, moral, ordered universe, Mitt Romney should be President. He was right on Iraq and Benghazi, right on healthcare, immigration, and Russia. But he was so mendaciously smeared that voters possessed the ludicrous mindset that Mitt didn’t “care about someone like me.” Feckless Republican operatives allowed data-mining splashed with voter fraud to seal the defeat. Twenty months later, numerous polls indicate significant voter remorse. This genuine sentiment has naturally provoked calls of “Run, Mitt,


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Passion, 8/23/2014 8:15:11 AM     (No. 9977459)

Mitt robbed himself, along with the GOP elites, who insisted on calling Obama "a nice guy" after spending six months called Newt the devil. They insisted on conceding that the economy was Bush´s fault. They insisted on not pushing foreign policy because it might invoke the C word (Cheney).
They insisted on not challenging the fallacious 7.9% UE rate, foolishly thinking it would stay over 8% and that would magically elect them.

Mitt was wrong about a lot more than he was right. Yeah, I´d prefer Mitt over Obama by a mile, and voted for him. But no interest in Mitt 16 whatsoever….

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Namma, 8/23/2014 8:19:57 AM     (No. 9977469)

along with the facts that #1 states...it was a stolen election. Obama knew he was going to "win" this election months before it was even held. If the fraud isn´t stopped it wont matter who the GOP runs..

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Reply 3 - Posted by: North Range, 8/23/2014 8:34:11 AM     (No. 9977489)

I hope all purist conservatives are really, really enjoying the Obama administration. You deserve it.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Joe vann, 8/23/2014 8:36:44 AM     (No. 9977494)

I am interested in the best person to win in 2016...I don´t care who it is, as long as the person has conservative values and has the traits to be able to win.

A good point to select Romney is that the news media has already crucified him once. It would be hard to do it again. I believe Romney learned a lot from the mistakes made in the last race. He was a good honorble man four years ago and is today. We need a leg up.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: StormCnter, 8/23/2014 8:37:07 AM     (No. 9977496)

There´s always a lot of CYA talk
after a disappointment such as the 2012 loss from those who couldn´t be bothered to support someone other than their first choice. #3 is right.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Starlady, 8/23/2014 8:41:08 AM     (No. 9977505)

My response to the premise in the article is "Yes" to a Cabinet position (Treasury or HHS - not sure about the Super-Secretary), Mitt would be a great asset there. "No" to a third try for President. I am most offended by his lack of will to fight for the position. He has not changed in that regard, it´s who he is; not a fighter. He was not my choice for the nomination, but I did vote for the GOP ticket in 2012.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: harleynyc, 8/23/2014 8:45:22 AM     (No. 9977514)

Ryan is the problem for me. Amnesty is a disaster for the U.S.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: chance_232, 8/23/2014 8:48:06 AM     (No. 9977516)

In general elections you have a choice of the candidates that won or stole the primary election. You don´t have the choice od the candidate/s that you wish had won the primary. To paraphrase Rumsfeld. You go to war with the army that you have, not the army that you wish you had.

In the general election, you vote for the best candidate at best. At worst, you vote for the lesser evil, or vote AGAINST the other guy. You hold your nose and vote for what´s best for the country. By staying home, because your hacked off that your candidate didn´t win, you hand the election to the worst possible candidate.

What I wanted to see from the Republicans in 2012 was the candidates making the case for why I should vote for them. Instead, we were treated to non-stop attacks telling us why we shouldn´t vote for the other guy. Romney and Gingrich were the greatest violators of Reagans 11th commandment. Which contributed to a lot of hacked off people staying home.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: tangles, 8/23/2014 8:48:51 AM     (No. 9977517)

Obama is the problem for me. Them, and the GOP purists that wouldn´t vote for a Mormon.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: horacer, 8/23/2014 8:59:14 AM     (No. 9977530)

Treasury Secretary would be great but let´s win first. In 2012 the GOP ran a 20th century campaign. Rallies and newspaper endorsements are wonderful things, but they don´t mean much. You need to identify your voters, get them to the polls early, use social media and sadly go on shows like the View.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 8/23/2014 9:01:48 AM     (No. 9977538)

Mitt was too kind to Democrats all the while eviscerating his fellow Republicans. If he could redirect that that vitriol toward the Democrats, we might have had a better chance. As John Fund says, Republicans must win by a large enough margin to make fraud irrelevant...cause they are Democrats and cheating is what they do.

I think over the next year ISIS will pull something so horrible that Mitt won´t even be a question. The whole country will go for the meanest, baddest, strongest true blue Conservative they can find. If not, go buy yourself a pretty hijab.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 8/23/2014 9:05:51 AM     (No. 9977546)

@11. I´m not sure our side even has one of those - the baddest, meanest. etc. on our bench. That´s why the libs take the conservatives to the cleaners almost every election.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 8/23/2014 9:33:22 AM     (No. 9977582)

If ISIS strikes on US soil that will be the icing on the cake for communist democrats. Open border, military downsizing, blood on their hands from American deaths will spell doom for the left.
I´m am a hard core conservative and I DID vote for Romney but he is yesterday´s news.
I will sit out the next election because the scar tissue on my knees keep me from crawling over glass to vote for an elitist pick like the three previous I voted for. I´ll be finish voting in any politics if that happens.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: cgood, 8/23/2014 9:43:15 AM     (No. 9977592)

Some people are still stuck on stupid. There is not now, nor will there ever be, a candidate who satisfies everyone on every issue. It will always come down to the lessor of two evils. Today´s democratic party is so evil that they must be removed from power any way possible. There are no gray areas here. When you ultimately have a choice between two options, pick the least harmful. If more people had followed that simple principle, the 2012 election would not have been close enough for them to steal.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: smcchk, 8/23/2014 9:46:16 AM     (No. 9977595)

OK, Mitt-bashers, name one strong candidate for ´16. Enough with what he did wrong and how hard it was for you to vote for him. Name other contenders. Mitt would go into the race with a strong head start. Many fools who voted for Obama regret that now. Yes, Mitt is a centrist, but that means he would get centrist votes. I think Hillary could be exposed as no centrist, no matter how she is spinning. Also, with the continued world chaos, Hillary would have a lot of explaining to do.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Intentional, 8/23/2014 9:50:21 AM     (No. 9977598)

If the Republicans nominate a ham sandwich, I will vote for it. Anything, anyone but a Democrat.

This election is our last hope. If you sit this one out, we´re done. Think about what that really means and then ask yourself if you want to explain that to your kids and grandkids.

All you have to do is show up and vote Republican. We can sort out the rest of it once we take the White House, House and Senate.

But if we lose this one it´s over.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Joe vann, 8/23/2014 10:00:24 AM     (No. 9977614)

# 12 The main reason the Reublicans get their ass kicked is the msm is corrupt. When the right say anything substantial they distort it and make them look like fools. A rare person indeed that can turn the facts back on them, if they won´t report the truth or facts.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 8/23/2014 10:07:14 AM     (No. 9977621)

#16 That is the fallacy. Once an Establishment gets elected, it will never get sorted out. The big lie: After the election we´ll sort it all out.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Susannah, 8/23/2014 10:07:42 AM     (No. 9977622)

#10, It´s interesting you mention social media. I think Romney made pretty good use of it. (Though I hate to think that Facebook and Twitter decide who gets elected.) Anyway, I checked the FB stats for various people, and, as of 9:58 eastern time this morning, here they are:

Ted Cruz: 809,209 likes

Chris Christie: 166,155 likes

Jeb Bush: 88,647 likes

Rick Perry: 1,031,615 likes

Sarah Palin: 4,323,384 likes

Mitt Romney: 11,341,136 likes

Romney had somewhat over 12 million FB likes (idiotic term) during his campaign. But if FB is anything to go by, he still remains the most popular Republican politician by a huge margin.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: MDConservative, 8/23/2014 10:10:46 AM     (No. 9977627)

#3 - I hope the "get along" establishment Republicans enjoy "Immigration Reform" - the last piece of "Compassionate Conservatism" that failed to pass in 2007 when the whatever-cons and common Americans said "NO!".

I actually voted for Romney, not that it mattered here in MD. He couldn´t even handle Candy Crowley when the chips were down.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: StormCnter, 8/23/2014 10:10:55 AM     (No. 9977628)

I would love it, #15, and judging from the L-Dotter email I get, others would love to see Romney give us another chance, too. But, I do not believe he will do it.

#19, that´s a revelation. Thanks for posting that info.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: suedotsue, 8/23/2014 10:13:26 AM     (No. 9977631)

It´s not about Romney. It´s about the RNC which is merely a bank account. When Mr. Romney finances and heads a campaign to reverse Massachusetts v EPA, the 2007 Supreme Court 5-4 decision that agreed with Romney´s staff that the state of Massachusetts was sinking due to CO2 from automobiles and the US fed. gov. must regulate CO2 from autos (and later other sources) even if there´s no proof that CO2 is poison or that Americans alone could stop the state of Mass. from sinking even if it were, shepherds the case back to the Court, discredits the UN, and the case is reversed, then he´ll have taken a first step in separating himself from the machine. Right now, he´s just a number on the Bush-Barbour bank statement.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: clw54, 8/23/2014 10:17:21 AM     (No. 9977636)

Mitt shouldn´t run, but that doesn´t mean he can´t vigorously campaign for the candidate. He can be a real asset there.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: horacer, 8/23/2014 10:20:54 AM     (No. 9977643)

Thanks #19. That´s interesting. I´ll be curious to see what happens to Perry´s likes in the next few months.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: preciosodrogas, 8/23/2014 10:31:30 AM     (No. 9977659)

From previous election results it´s a high risk to run the re-runs. The voters are just not that interested in the elite message. It does not attract the votes. It opens the door for BHO types. Dems seem to run at 47%. With the elite message that´s enough with the help of the media. The elites get pushed over the line at times by surrounding circumstances such as the economy, war, etc. But Romney couldn´t even do that running against one of the weakest candidates of all time with many factors in his favor. It couldn´t even beat BHO. Sure he would have been better but he couldn´t beat an empty suit.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: yuban, 8/23/2014 10:34:01 AM     (No. 9977664)

Postings on this thread prove the GOP is nothing more than Socialism lite. You best hope you keep picking up votes from the Left since you keep losing them on the Right. Go ahead and blame me for all your losses if that is what makes you feel superior. Being from California, my vote means squat anyway. I will continue to vote for Conservatives only and enjoy living in a County that is 75% Conservative/Libertarian. Life will continue to be good here, until more Moderates move in.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: bluefindad, 8/23/2014 11:10:37 AM     (No. 9977704)

Here´s a list of ´litmus test´ issues that will determine whether I vote for any candidate:

* Does not support government action to combat global warming, or ´climate change´

* Does not support ´gay marriage´

* Supports the 2nd amendment unabashedly

* Seeks to repeal Obamacare

There are lots of other things, but they are ´considerations´, not ´show stoppers´.

How does Romney do on these? As I recall, he was somewhat squishy on ´climate change´. Not sure of his current positions on the others.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: ramona, 8/23/2014 11:24:05 AM     (No. 9977722)

George Bush won twice in large part because he was eminently more likable than either AlGore or JF´Kerry. Momentous wins they were, given he had to overcome MSM bias, DNC dirty tricks and voter fraud, including Soros´ and Clinton´s role in preventing active duty servicemen and women from voting.

Mitt Romney was a risky candidate for the GOP for several reasons - he did not appeal to the Conservative base, he ran a milquetoast campaign against a Chicago commie-thug regime, and his optics (uber-rich goody two-shoes) were colossally repugnant to the Leftist creeps/MSM. I voted for him knowing that he did not have the personality or optics edge on Zero that GWB had on his opponents.

Yes, Romney would have been way better that a 2nd Obama term. But it´s tiring to hear Conservatives blamed for Romney´s loss. The vast majority of us voted for him and it´s high time that the Establishment Elites/Coffee Party/Rovian sycophants stop bashing the base and start facing the fact that the GOP is doomed unless it returns to solid Conservative principles.

A win in 2016 will require not only having the base fully on board, but an enormously concerted effort to fight fraud and corruption in voting, and a campaign team savvy enough - and devoted- to counteract the MSM. Who will it be? I don´t know yet, but I´ll be watching closely for signs of a fearless, smart Conservative who can handle Candy Crowley and David Axlerod types.

Ramona (the Pest)

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Reply 29 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 8/23/2014 11:33:31 AM     (No. 9977738)

What has Mitt done since 2012 to bolster his public persona and make the American people yearn for a Romney presidency?

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Carolina Kat, 8/23/2014 11:50:14 AM     (No. 9977757)

People who did not vote for Romney have principles. It isn´t about the perfect candidate or GWB would never have won. It´s about nominating someone who does not have the support of the part of the party that can usually be counted on most. As a candidate he was the worst possible choice.

I voted for Romney (in the primary and in the general) because he was the lesser of two evils by the time the primary was held in NC. I am not the only one who is sick of the stupidity at the top - running our primaries through states that are low on EC votes known for being more left than right dooms us structurally from the outset.

It´s right up there with the stupidity of not voting to whine about those who don´t, do you think you can shame someone out of their principles? I know die-hard Republicans who would not vote for that "out-of-touch Romney" - no matter how hard I tried I could not persuade. Try canvassing for votes sometime - it´s a real eye opener. They voted for our Gov - Pat McCrory and our local R - but not Romney.

As to the pathetic "he´s already been vetted" crap. Oh Puhlease - do you live in this country? All they have to do is revive some of the killing statements - the 47%, the file folders of women, etc.

Until you can learn from history, you are doomed to repeat it, and those who want to repeat it are worse than the ones they condemn, for at least those who did not vote for Romney did it on principle. What´s your excuse?

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Reply 31 - Posted by: tisHimself, 8/23/2014 11:51:35 AM     (No. 9977760)

yes, by all means, blame the conservatives. You know, the ones who voted against the early indications of how dangerous Obama really was, who gave us ( you? not them?) a house and a couple of Senators snot afraid in 2010. Palin, Cruz, the T Partiers framed winning issues and themems in 2010. Think tanks, the Kochs and governors like Jindal and Walker and Brewer and Perry, new voices like Cain and the guy who brought national health care to halt in 1994, all were muted, distorted and ignored by the establishment in order to satisfy the well funded ambitions of a liberal republican with daddy issues whose last name wasn´t Bush.
The conservative base has awakened to the reality that the problems of this country have been caused by the benign neglect of weak establishment republicans, who abandon principle in order to rub elbows with the K street and Wall street funders. Few embody that reality more than Romney.
A candidate since 2006, his successful avoid the fight statesmanship and willingness to show up and congratulate local winners after the fact(unless they happen to be, you know, "evangelicals") have left him exactly where he was at the start of 2012---a guy who 76% of likely republicans do not prefer against the field. Zogby, this week.
The establishment loses because they hate the base that finds their bloated, crony driven, intellectually bankrupt, leadership by fundraising outdated and ineffective against a thinly veiled communist regime out to destroy the economic and social foundations of America. Perhaps all you severe conservatives were surprised that Obama was "worse than you expected". Romney ain´t the problem. The pathology of his supporters is.
You probably think this post is about you, don´t you, don´t you?

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Reply 32 - Posted by: IdahoSky, 8/23/2014 12:23:53 PM     (No. 9977810)

I´d happily vote for him again but he doesn´t seem to be running.
I really doubt he´d be interested in being a Super Secretary or working in another administration. Why would he come out of retirement for that?
I´m happy enough waiting to see who emerges as the candidate in 2016.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: killerbee, 8/23/2014 12:29:09 PM     (No. 9977815)

I see it again on this thread -- the Romney supporters who belittled and insulted people from the beginning. Acting like Democrats.

I voted for Romney and I wish he´d won. I am one of those who believes the election was stolen, that several key states went inexplicably for Obama. I also now believe the NSA was used to spy on Romney´s campaign and that´s one of the ways the Obama camp knew to arm Candy Crowley with the transcript in order to twist BO out of his own trap.

But you Romney supporters aren´t going to win any hearts and minds with your nasty talk. You pushed a lot of people away during the primaries and the general election so you can thank yourselves.

Let me ask you this -- if Sarah Palin or Ted Cruz were the candidate, would you vote for them? I´m doubtful. The nasty talk continues and extends to anyone who doesn´t line up. Look to your own behavior before you throw accusations at others.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: woofwoofwoof, 8/23/2014 1:00:22 PM     (No. 9977852)

America demands leadership from its leaders and Romney is an empty suit, a non-selfstarter, he´s 47% a vulture capitalist and not even that, he´s just the frontman for the vulture firm. He might be a reasonable chief executive if someone just handed it to him, but he´s a terrible candidate and nobody is going to just hand it to him. He hired terrible campaign consultants who misguided him, misprepared him, lied to him, to themselves, and to the public. That´s no recommendation for higher office.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: TXknitter, 8/23/2014 2:24:54 PM     (No. 9977927)

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Reply 36 - Posted by: glsmith36, 8/23/2014 2:31:34 PM     (No. 9977934)

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Mitt Romney?

Just say NO!

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Reply 37 - Posted by: An Afternoon Walk, 8/23/2014 3:54:32 PM     (No. 9978002)

How do you solve a problem like Maria, I mean Mitt?

Sarah Palin fits the character of Maria much more than Mitt Romney.

So I´d say, solve the problem of voting for the lesser of two evils with someone we can be proud of and trust, Sarah Palin. Ben Carson is another great choice. The public didn´t get very excited the first several times Mitt ran. We´re not looking for a perfect candidate, we´re looking for the right candidate, someone who will work for the people, not the system. The people have the power to choose the best person. There are a lot of us. We don´t have to listen to the naysayers and liberal Republicans that say we have no choice. We do have a choice. Let´s surprise the entitled establishment of both parties. All we have to do is do the right thing and stand by our candidate. We may not have money or connections, individually, but together, we can take the power away from the do-nothings polluting and destroying our government.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Yorkiemom, 8/23/2014 9:39:17 PM     (No. 9978247)

Thanks for the info, #19. To #1, #26, and other like-minded posters, enjoy Hillary in 2016. I am very conservative, #28, and Romney appealed to me for many reasons. Finally, to #33, yes, I would vote for Palin, Santorum, or any Republican who happens to get the nomination! I am sick of the Dems and want Harry Reid out!

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Reply 39 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 8/24/2014 2:32:27 PM     (No. 9979054)

"I hope all purist conservatives are really, really enjoying the Obama administration. You deserve it."

Why? We voted for Romney. Your comment should be removed.

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MOSCOW — There was a moment, shortly after he was liberated from a Nazi prisoner of war camp by Soviet soldiers, that remains etched in Leroy Williamson’s mind. The Texan came across a group of Russians singing and dancing for joy. They soon brought over a pair of cows for them to eat, his first taste of fresh meat in over a year. They also brought in a donut machine, Williamson recalled with a smile. This week, nearly 70 years later, Williamson traveled here to salute the Russian soldiers who fought to save him. “I’m here is to just say thank you to

GOP Winning Midterm Intensity
War, New Poll Shows
NBC News, by Carrie Dann    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 9/28/2014 4:24:34 AM     Post Reply
Even the most casual sports watcher knows that winning sometimes comes down to which team wants it more. And by that measure, six weeks away from the elections in November, Republicans are dominating the midterm game. A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Annenberg poll shows that 54 percent of Republicans say they’re highly interested in the upcoming elections, compared to 44 percent of Democrats who say the same. Another way to look at the GOP intensity advantage: Democrats hold a four-point lead on the generic ballot, 46 percent to 42 percent. But among high-interest voters, Republicans have the edge,

30 people found in ´cardiac arrest´
on Japanese volcano that erupted
CNN, by Jethro Mullen & Will Ripley    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 9/28/2014 4:19:34 AM     Post Reply
Gifu, Japan -- Police said Sunday that at least 30 people have been discovered in a state of "cardiac arrest" on a Japanese volcano that started erupting a day earlier. The description of the people´s condition means they were found without a pulse and weren´t breathing but hadn´t yet been declared dead by a doctor. Rescue teams had begun searching Sunday for dozens of climbers who were caught by the sudden eruption of Mount Ontake. The volcano in central Japan unleashed a huge cloud of ash late Saturday morning that billowed down the mountainside and engulfed hikers in its path.

Italy Fights Mafia With
New Strategy: Banish Sons
Associated Press, by Frances D´Emilio    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 9/28/2014 4:15:17 AM     Post Reply
LOCRI, Italy -- First Italy fought its mafia mobsters by confiscating their wealth. Now judges are taking away something more precious: their sons. Riccardo Cordi´, a shy 18-year-old scion of one of Italy´s most notorious mob families, is a pioneer in a new strategy to fight the mafia by exiling crime clan sons from their homes and families. Riccardo is the first of about 20 sons sent into a kind of rehab away from the mob by juvenile courts in the southern region of Calabria, home to the dangerous `ndrangheta syndicate. By age 16, Riccardo seemed destined to go the way of

Police: Ferguson Officer
Shot, 2 Suspects Wanted
Associated Press, by Jim Salter    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 9/28/2014 4:12:21 AM     Post Reply
FERGUSON, Mo.-- A Ferguson police officer was shot in the arm Saturday night after encountering two men at a community center who ran from him and then opened fire during a foot chase, authorities said. St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said at a media briefing early Sunday that the officer approached the men around 9:10 p.m. because the community center was closed. As the officer approached, the men ran away. When the officer gave chase, "one of the men turned and shot," Belmar said. The officer was shot in the arm and is expected to survive, he said.

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OBAMA: “Wherever I See Folks,
They Always Say… You’re So Great”

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Gateway Pundit, by Kristinn Taylor    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/28/2014 4:21:17 PM     Post Reply
President Obama spoke to the Congressional Black Caucus Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C. on Saturday. According to a White House transcript of the speech, Obama said the following: “All around the country, wherever I see folks, they always say, oh, Barack, we’re praying for you – boy, you’re so great; look, you got all gray hair, you looking tired. (Laughter.) We’re praying for you. Which I appreciate…” Here’s the video:(Snip for video)Obama must only be getting his feedback on the golf course as the rest of the country doesn’t think he’s so great these days. A Reuters/Ipsos poll released last week had

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

Wallace to Ben Carson: Wouldn’t You
Just Be Another Inexperienced Obama?

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Mediaite, by Evan McMurry    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/28/2014 5:14:07 PM     Post Reply
Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace asked neurosurgeon and GOP novelty Ben Carson, who is very vocally teasing a presidential run, if his inexperience disqualified him from the office, especially given the results of Obama’s alleged inexperience. “After looking at Barack Obama and what’s happened with his lack of political experience over the last six years, wouldn’t putting Ben Carson in the Oval Office be akin to putting a politician in an operating room and having him perform one of your brain surgeries?” Wallace asked. Shockingly, Carson said no. “I think what is required for leadership is wisdom and the

Obama says Michael Brown’s
death in Ferguson ‘stains the
heart of black children’

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Washington Times, by Dave Boyer    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 9/28/2014 7:27:09 PM     Post Reply
President Obama said the shooting death of a black teen by a white police officer last month in Ferguson, Missouri, exposed the racial divide in the American justice system that “stains the heart of black children.” Speaking at the annual Congressional Black Caucus Foundation dinner in Washington on Saturday night, Mr. Obama said the death of Michael Brown “awakened our nation” to a reality that black citizens already understood. “In too many communities around the country, a gulf of mistrust exists between local residents and law enforcement,” Mr. Obama said. “Too many young men of color feel targeted by law

Obama: ‘Most Americans’
think nation is racist

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Washington Times, by Joseph Curl    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/29/2014 4:55:30 AM     Post Reply
For President Obama, the color of a man’s skin is far more important than the content of his character. On the night when a police officer was shot in a Missouri town torn by racial strife, the president donned a shiny tuxedo to attend a ritzy black awards dinner, where he said police nationwide are to blame for community mistrust, even claiming that “most Americans” think the country is racist. Remember, when Ferguson exploded in racial rage in August, Mr. Obama chose not to curtail his 15-day vacation, spending day after day on the golf course in the white-skinned, white-wined, millionaire playground

Obama: U.S. underestimated
rise of ISIS in Iraq and Syria

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CBS News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 9/28/2014 2:25:32 PM     Post Reply
The U.S. had expected the Iraqi army to do more against extremists, president says in acknowledgment of intelligence shortcomings. President Obama acknowledged that the U.S. underestimated the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS, also called ISIL) and overestimated the ability of the Iraqi military to fend off the militant group in an interview that will air Sunday on 60 Minutes. The president was asked by 60 Minutes correspondent Steve Kroft about comments from Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, who has said the U.S. not only underestimated ISIS, it also overestimated the ability and will of the

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.)

Secret Service ´was unaware for
FOUR DAYS that man fired
rifle at White House in 2011,
leaving the Obamas furious´

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Daily Mail [UK], by Sophie Jane Evans    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 9/28/2014 10:38:21 PM     Post Reply
The Secret Service was unaware for four days that a man had fired a high-powered rifle at the White House in 2011 in a ´fumbled´ response that left the Obamas furious, says a new report. Officers allegedly performed a string of security lapses after Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez shot at least seven bullets at the executive mansion in Washington from his car. At the time, President Barack Obama, his wife Michelle and their older daughter Malia were not at home, but their younger daughter Sasha and Mrs Obama´s mother, Marian Robinson, were inside. It comes as the Secret Service is facing more questions over

Obama: The Country Is Better
Off, People Just Don’t Feel It

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Washington Free Beacon, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 9/29/2014 10:10:27 AM     Post Reply
President Obama firmly believes the United States is better off now than when he took office, even though the American people cannot “feel” it. During an interview with 60 Minutes’ Steve Kroft, Obama said, “the country is definitely better off than when I came into office.” “When I came into office, our economy was in crisis,” Obama said. The president then cited lower unemployment, private sector job growth, and deficit cuts as evidence of his administration’s success. “I can put my record against any leader around the world in terms of digging ourselves out of a terrible, almost unprecedented financial crisis,” Obama said. When

Justice Department expected to ban
profiling by federal law enforcement

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Washington Examiner, by Mark Flatten    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 9/28/2014 1:48:41 PM     Post Reply
The Justice Department is expected to ban profiling by federal law enforcement. Counter-terror investigators would be barred from undercover operations in mosques or other religious institutions unless there is reason to believe criminal activity is going on there, under a new policy expected within weeks. The new rules would ban profiling based on religion, ethnicity or sexual orientation and includes no exemption for national security investigations, the Los Angeles Times reports. The announcement of the new policy to crack down on law enforcement profiling was delayed for several months because of White House

ISIS planning attack on New York City,
Canadian terrorist claims: U.S.-based
fighters ´ready right now to make
an operation in your land´

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New York Daily News, by Meg Wagner & Corinne Lestch    Original Article
Posted By: Flyright- 9/28/2014 6:23:10 AM     Post Reply
A Canadian member of the loathed Islamic State claimed the group is plotting an attack on New York City — and will one day fly its flag over the White House. Days before Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi warned of terrorist plots on subways in New York City and Paris, a video emerged showing an ISIS shill named Farah Shirdon widening the scope of the threat. “God willing, we will make some attacks in New York soon,” he said in a video interview with Vice News last week. “A lot of brothers are mobilizing there right now.” He vowed that U.S.-based fighters are “mobilizing for a brilliant attack.”

The Difference Between Winners and Whiners
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American Spectator, by David Catron    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 9/29/2014 4:59:22 AM     Post Reply
Democrats think conservatives in general, and Tea Partiers in particular, are stupid. Here’s how to reinforce that belief: Sit out the 2014 congressional elections because your favorite candidate lost his primary bid to an establishment Republican. If you live in Kansas, for example, you can suck your thumb while Democrat ringer Greg Orman beats Republican Senator Pat Roberts. If you’re a Kentucky conservative, you can stay home and b***h about Mitch while Alison “Rubberstamp” Grimes heads to Washington. If you’re in Mississippi, you can stay mad at Thad and allow Travis “no repeal” Childers to win. That’ll show those RINOs! It

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