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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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Hillary Clinton’s creepy “I’m baack" announcement in Iowa this weekend should be enough to scare any good Republican. Not only did it unwittingly recall the tagline from an actual horror movie — “Poltergeist II: The Other Side” — it was also a warning to anyone who thought the 90s were safely behind us. But for all the oxygen devoted to a potential Clinton run, and as inevitable as some Democrats think she is, all the wind is behind Republicans right now, not Democrats. And certainly not Democrats associated in any way with the Obama administration. Yes, it’s going to require some smart

Luis Gutierrez: I have a duty to protect
America, which is why I can’t
support a border security bill
Hot Air, by Allahpundit    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 9/17/2014 1:52:27 PM     Post Reply
Orwellian fun via RCP. You trust a guy who openly admits his only loyalty is to the immigrant community to do what’s best for the country at large, don’t you? The fireworks come in the last minute although I’ll be candid and confess I don’t really understand what the point of disagreement is. Hannity says we should secure the border; Gutierrez replies that securing the border won’t stop ISIS operatives, who are more likely to enter the U.S. through airports than by sneaking across from Mexico. (Jihadis with British or, of course, American passports wouldn’t even need visas.) Could be, says

Russia is stealthily threatening
America with nuclear war
The Week, by Kyle Mizokami    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 9/17/2014 4:20:43 AM     Post Reply
Last week, two aircraft took off from an air base in western Russia, just east of the Russian city of Saratov. The aircraft, Tu-95 strategic bombers code-named Bear by NATO, flew northwest, skirting Iceland, Greenland, and Canada. Once beyond Canada, the two lumbering, propeller-driven bombers settled on a heading straight toward the United States. Their goal was a "launch box" off the coast of the U.S. from which, during wartime, they would fire nuclear-tipped cruise missiles towards American cities and military bases. The provocative flights were timed to a NATO summit, attended by President Obama, then taking place in Wales. On the

Occupy abolishes $4 million in
other people´s student loan debt
CNN, by Blake Ellis    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 9/17/2014 4:18:17 AM     Post Reply
NEW YORK-After forgiving millions of dollars in medical debt, Occupy Wall Street is tackling a new beast: student loans. Marking the third anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement, the group´s Strike Debt initiative announced Wednesday it has abolished $3.8 million worth of private student loan debt since January. It said it has been buying the debts for pennies on the dollar from debt collectors, and then simply forgiving that money rather than trying to collect it. In total, the group spent a little more than $100,000 to purchase the $3.8 million in debt. While the group is unable to

How ISIS Is Complicating
Al Franken´s Reelection Bid
ABC News, by Benjamin Siegel    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 9/17/2014 4:15:33 AM     Post Reply
The threat posed by ISIS has invaded the campaign ads and speeches all across the U.S., but the issue has had special resonance in Minnesota where an unusual number of people have left to join the terrorist group. More than a dozen of the nearly 100 Americans believed to have joined ISIS, including several women, hail from the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, according to federal authorities. Many are recruited from the area´s large Somali population, but the recruits are not confined to Somalis. Douglas McCain, the first American killed fighting for ISIS, was also a Minnesota native. McCain´s friend, Troy Kastigar, also died

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Democrats Slam Debbie Wasserman Schultz
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Breitbart InstaBlog, by Dan Riehl    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/17/2014 8:56:27 PM     Post Reply
Politico reports that "long-simmering doubts" and a renewed lack of confidence in Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz from the White House, congressional Dems and other Washington Democrats has Schultz struggling to try and hold onto her job. They´ve lost faith in her as "a unifying leader and reliable party spokesperson" just as we approach a mid-term election that already has Democrats at a disadvantage. Recently, Wasserman Schultz criticized the White House’s for it´s handling of the immigration crisis and also border crisis and also compared the political right to wife beaters. The chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee

Obama slaps down top
general and insists there
will be NO combat boots on
the ground in battle against
ISIS as he rallies troops
at air base

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Daily Mail (UK), by David Martoski    Original Article
Posted By: pineledger- 9/18/2014 5:14:05 AM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama insisted on Wednesday that he would not send ground troops into Iraqi combat zones to fight the ISIS terrorist army, directly contradicting his top general who said a day earlier that the president asked him for boots-on-the-ground recommendations ´on a case-by-case basis.´ (Snip)´As your commander-in-chief,´ Obama insisted, ´I will not commit you and the rest of our armed forces to fighting another ground war in Iraq.´ On Tuesday, however, Joint Chiefs chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey told lawmakers that circumstances on the ground could drive him to push for American combat troops to be embedded with Iraqi army

Michelle Obama: ´Being Married
to the President ... Can Be Hard´

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Weekly Standard, by Daniel Halper    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 9/18/2014 8:45:39 AM     Post Reply
First Lady Michelle Obama visited sick children at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, where she complained about living at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and being married to the president of the United States. She made the comments in response to being asked about her "favorite part about being in the White House." "About being in the -- about being First Lady is being able to do stuff like this, really. And it is so special for me to get to meet kids like you guys," Michelle Obama started. "Because sometimes living in the White House and being married to the

Michelle Obama to hold fashion workshop
at the White House next month

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New York Daily News, by Beth Stebner    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 9/17/2014 5:33:33 PM     Post Reply
First Lady Michelle Obama is proving herself a very dear friend to the fashion world. Obama, a master of both high and low sartorial styles, will be hosting a Fashion Education Workshop at the White House next month. According to an email obtained by Women´s Wear Daily, celebrated designers like Prabal Gurung, Reed Krakoff, Maria Cornejo, and Bibhu Mohapatra have been invited to attend "to bring members of the fashion industry to the White House and enlighten, educate and mentor the next generation of fashion leaders." In addition, college students from around the Washington area will attend the Oct. 8 educational workshop, which

Ferguson Mob Threatens StL County
Leaders: “If Wilson Get Off, Y’all
Better Bring Every Army Y’ Got,
Cuz It’s Going Down”

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Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/17/2014 5:05:51 PM     Post Reply
Hundreds of Ferguson protesters and local far left activists packed the St. Louis County Council meeting last night in Clayton, demanding action in the Michael Brown shooting case. Brown was shot dead in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9, 2014 after he robbed a local Ferguson convenience store. Brown reportedly smashed police officer Darren Wilson in the face, severely injuring Wilson, before he was shot dead. Protesters threatened continued rioting and violence if Officer Wilson is let off. (Tweet) The mob told Councilman Steve Stenger that he has until noon on Wednesday to denounce County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch, who endorsed Stenger’s

Sarah Palin Jokes About Makeup-Free
Photo, Says She Looks Like a
´´Sheepdog!" See the Funny Post

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E! OnLine, by Brett Malec    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/17/2014 7:16:16 AM     Post Reply
Just call her a pit bull without lipstick! Sarah Palin is proving she has a sense of humor about the makeup-free photos that surfaced this week. On Monday, the 50-year-old politician was photographed by paparazzi looking fresh-faced without any cosmetics on. But instead of getting mad about the slyly snapped no-makeup shots, the former Alaska governor took to Facebook to joke about the incident. "Feel bad for the poor paparazzi hounding outside my truck this morning hoping to capture a tabloid ‘exclusive´ of me coming out of Bikram Hot Yoga. How about we take away their ‘exclusive´ and I´ll give

Outraged Swiss village of 1,000
residents forced to raise taxes after
African refugee mother-of-seven
moves there and costs them
£40,000 a month in benefits

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Daily Mail [UK], by John Hall    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 9/17/2014 8:10:03 PM     Post Reply
A village of just 1,000 residents in Switzerland has been forced to raise taxes because an African refugee and her seven children cost the local authority £40,000 in benefits every month. Hagenbuch, in the Swiss canton of Zurich, is understood to be spending close to a third of its total annual budget on the family after they arrived from Eritrea in East Africa three years ago. The massive benefits bill covers day-to-day living expenses such as groceries and cleaning costs, as well as paying for four of the woman´s children to be housed in an orphanage and even bills for

Hillary Clinton: Congress Out of
Touch on Women´s Issues

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NBC News, by Kasie Hunt    Original Article
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Congress is living in an "evidence-free zone" as it debates issues of equal pay and family-friendly work policies, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Thursday. "Unfortunately, reality is not always the context in which these decisions are made. The Congress increasingly -- despite the best efforts of my friends and others -- is living in an evidence-free zone," she said during a roundtable discussion at the Center for American Progress focused on women´s issues. "What the reality is, in the lives of Americans is so far from the minds of too many who don´t place the highest priority" on

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee
on the strategy for dealing with ISIL

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Kingwood Observer (Houston, TX), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 9/17/2014 5:55:33 PM     Post Reply
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, a Senior Member of the House Homeland Security Committee and House Judiciary Committee and Ranking Member of the Border and Maritime Subcommittee.(snip) The Congresswoman released the following statement: “The bloodshed at the hands of ISIL has been enormous. Religious minorities have been persecuted. American and British citizens have been beheaded. There is a further threat of other innocent human beings to be beheaded or killed in some way. It is also clear that a war including the United States is not the answer. I abhor the violence of war when diplomacy can be used.

Obamacare Creator: Die At 75!
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Breitbart, Big Government, by Ben Shapiro    Original Article
Posted By: Vastrightwingconspirator- 9/18/2014 5:00:01 PM     Post Reply
Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, one of the masterminds behind Obamacare, has now explained that he wishes to die at age 75. In an article in The Atlantic, Emanuel writes, “Seventy-five. That’s how long I want to live: 75 years.” He explains that his daughters disagree; so do his brothers and his friends. But, he says, “I am sure of my position…here is a simple truth that many of us seem to resist: living too long is also a loss. It renders many of us, if not disabled, then faltering and declining, a state that may not be worse than death but

Dick Durbin: Amnesty Bill Will
Help Contain Ebola

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Breitbart Big Government, by Tony Lee    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/17/2014 6:37:23 AM     Post Reply
On Tuesday, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) said that a comprehensive amnesty bill would have helped America contain the Ebola epidemic in Africa. Durbin, a member of the Senate´s Gang of Eight that wrote the immigration reform bill, said during a Senate hearing on Ebola that the Senate´s amnesty bill would have even allowed doctors in the United States to travel to Africa to combat Ebola "without jeopardizing their immigration status." “We included in the immigration reform bill, which passed the United States Senate, a provision which provided, in one respect, if you are medically trained in Africa and promise to

Corker´s Kerry Critique Leaves
Boxer ´Shaking and Trembling´

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Breitbart TV, by Pam Key    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/17/2014 4:54:50 PM     Post Reply
(Video) Wednesday at the Senate Foreign Relation Committee hearing on U.S. strategy for combating ISIS, after Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) criticized Secretary of State John Kerry, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) was left "shaking and trembling" in shock. Boxer said, "I think it is shocking and a sad state of affairs that we heard just now, such angry comments aimed at you, Mr. Secretary, and through you, at our president instead of at ISIS, a savage group who decapitated two Americans and have warned, and I quote, that their thirst for more American blood is right out there." "I think it´s shocking,"

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