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Palin the constitutional expert (She must be right over the target)
The Hill ^ | July 11, 2014 | A.B. Stoddard

Posted on 07/11/2014 8:45:14 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

It has been a while since former Gov. Sarah Palin (R-Alaska) embarrassed herself, but staying out of the news isn't good for her livelihood, which relies on lucrative speeches, television appearances and a regular stream of news accounts of her Facebook posts where she offers up her special brand of leadership. So since things have been a bit quiet for her, this week she insisted that everyone who resists impeaching President Obama must go. In her words, "we should vehemently oppose any politician on the left or right who would hesitate in voting for articles of impeachment," and this other choice sentence: "Enough is enough of the years of abuse from this president. His unsecured border crisis is the last straw that makes the battered wife say, 'No mas.' Opening our borders to a flood of illegal immigrants is deliberate. It's time to impeach." She surely didn't want you to miss her slap at Latino battered wives while she accused the president of the United States of intentionally creating a humanitarian crisis involving more than 70,000 people.

It must have been too much fun for House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to face reporters this week, knowing he would be asked to weigh in on the latest guidance Palin had offered up to the Grand Old Party. "I disagree," Boehner said, something he had to repeat when asked the question — again — another way. In her inspirational call to arms, Palin had made a point of mocking the suit Boehner is filing against Obama on behalf of House Republicans, saying "you don't bring a lawsuit to a gun fight." That's pretty rich, considering the lawsuit was created in order to quiet conservatives calling for impeachment. Rational Republicans decided a long time ago that impeaching Obama is a one-way ticket to political irrelevance. Which is why someone like Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) — looking for a future in politics, possibly including the presidency, instead of a past — had to admit when pressed by CNN that "that's not my position."

And then there is Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who gets credit for birthing the phenomenon that is Palin. Shocker — he also disagrees. "I respect always Sarah Palin's views, but my particular view is that we should devote our energies to regaining the majority in the Senate," McCain said. "I saw the impeachment scenario with former President Clinton and it was not a good thing to do. The American people didn't like it. The American people wanted us to do their work and that was overall opinion at the time. It did not sit well with the American people." Trying to urge reason in an unreasonable debate, McCain said that "the real answer is to get control of the United States Senate and then we can enact legislation which would curb exactly what Sarah Palin and others want to impeach him for. You're never going to get 67 votes in the United States Senate either." Those trying to "defund" Obamacare last year never let a lack of votes get in their way.

Palin isn't the first conservative calling to impeach the president, and she won't be the last. There are conservatives everywhere hoping Obama could somehow be convicted of "treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors," but those experts on the Constitution should spend some more time looking those words up in the dictionary and giving some thought to a legal path forward, particularly before giving any money to a "leader" or lawmaker who tells them that just like defunding ObamaCare, the votes are there.

Democrats can count — their email titled "Palin Humiliated" (about her impeachment push) brought in 10,000 donations in 24 hours to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.


TOPICS: Issues; Parties
KEYWORDS: 2014; boehner; congress; democrats; getpalin; gosarah; impeachment; impeachobama; mccain; obama; palin; sarahpalin
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1 posted on 07/11/2014 8:45:14 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"It has been a while since former Gov. Sarah Palin (R-Alaska) embarrassed herself"

It's been never, actually.

2 posted on 07/11/2014 8:47:02 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: KC_Lion

Ping.


3 posted on 07/11/2014 8:48:41 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Compared to Obama and the rest of the Dims, she is the Einstein of political thought.


4 posted on 07/11/2014 8:49:39 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They are mocking us. Pride is the first step toward a downfall.


5 posted on 07/11/2014 8:50:53 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: fieldmarshaldj; Army Air Corps; doc1019; KC_Lion

Mrs. Stoddard is not getting as much love in the comments over there as I expected.


6 posted on 07/11/2014 8:51:21 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A.B. really seemed to enjoy herself in this article. It gave her license to spill every drop of hot venom she has been storing for Sarah all this time. Is A.B. from the Karl Rove/Bush wing of the GOP? Maybe she’s auditioning for a blogging job on Huffington Post. Talk about a circular firing squad!


7 posted on 07/11/2014 8:51:55 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It has been a while since former Gov. Sarah Palin (R-Alaska) embarrassed herself...

That remains to be seen. But it is certain the author embarrassed himself with this drivel.

8 posted on 07/11/2014 8:53:01 PM PDT by DakotaGator (Weep for the lost Republic! And keep your powder dry!!)
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To: lee martell
She's no more a Republican than I'm a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model and if by some small chance she is, she's a Ripon/Rockefeller Republican.
9 posted on 07/11/2014 8:55:18 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We should each print off 100 or so stickers saying “Palin’s right - Impeach Obama” and slap ‘em up all over the place.

The last two words would make Libs mad, but the first two would drive them absolutely crazy.


10 posted on 07/11/2014 9:10:50 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: bigbob

They’re already mad and crazy.


11 posted on 07/11/2014 9:12:18 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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12 posted on 07/11/2014 9:12:34 PM PDT by Diogenesis (The EXEMPT US Congress remains COMPLICIT)
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To: bigbob

Interesting..two HILL artilces..one on Pelsoi and one on Palin. Who sounds more unhinged?


13 posted on 07/11/2014 9:13:33 PM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

14 posted on 07/11/2014 9:16:22 PM PDT by 4Liberty (Our 13th Amendment abolished slavery, yet they continue forcing us to "transfer" our work products.)
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To: bigbob
Don't need to print stickers:


15 posted on 07/11/2014 9:21:59 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
A.B. Stoddard (Alexandra Bimbette):

Alex is a professional ObamaSplootGeschlurping DC bimbette.

Alexandra Brandon Stoddard (born 1967) is an associate editor of The Hill newspaper, a contributor to the paper's Pundits Blog and a regular guest who gives political commentary on MSNBC, Fox News, CNN, PBS, HBO, BBC, C-SPAN and Court TV.

Stoddard attended the prestigious Spence School in New York City, later graduating from Connecticut College in 1991. She was employed as a reporter by the Potomac News in northern Virginia. Stoddard was a Congressional reporter for The Hill from 1995 to 1999.

In 1999 she moved to ABC News. From 1999 through 2002,Stoddard was a producer for World News Tonight and covered the U.S. Senate. She also wrote a column for ABCNews.com and contributed work to ABC Radio and ABC webcasts.

Stoddard has also done a significant amount of work as a freelance writer, working for the Boston Globe, Congressional Quarterly and The Federal Paper. She is known for her commentary on the 2008 U.S. presidential election on numerous cable news programs.

Stoddard was a regular guest on Verdict with Dan Abrams at MSNBC. She currently is a contributor to Fox News Sunday and Fox News Channel.

Her father is Brandon Stoddard, who served as president of ABC Productions and ABC Motion Pictures. Stoddard's mother is Alexandra Stoddard, a prolific author, interior designer and lifestyle philosopher.

Her aunt is Barbara Johns Waterston, owner of Providence Magazine. Stoddard's cousin is James Smallwood Waterston, an actor. Her great-aunt is Ruth Elizabeth Johns, renowned social worker.

She was married on September 7, 1997 to Peter Scott Roberson

Peter Roberson, Bank Lobbyist Turned [Democrat] House Staffer, Is Heading Back To K Street
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/03/29/peter-robertson-bank-lobb_n_517549.html

Stoddard is just another Palin-hatin' Democrat prostitute.

Here's another Palin hit-piece by Sluttoddard, from 2011:

Palin v. Christie
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/gop/2686736/posts

Another week, another Dirty Sanchez for Obama from his girl Alexandra...

16 posted on 07/11/2014 9:23:34 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All
"... which relies on lucrative speeches, ..."

How much does Palin make on her speeches compared to Hillary?

17 posted on 07/11/2014 9:23:48 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: lee martell

Stoddard is one of the elites. She knows more than the average person. And she surely knows more than a hick from Alaska. I don’t know what her education is, but, apparently, she’s a constitutional expert on impeachment. /s


18 posted on 07/11/2014 9:28:21 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps. And they're all stupid.)
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To: Amendment10

About a third, IIRC.


19 posted on 07/11/2014 9:33:23 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: VerySadAmerican

She has a bachelors degree, the same as Governor Palin and millions of other people up and down the strata of society.


20 posted on 07/11/2014 9:34:30 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: Amendment10

http://www.washingtonspeakers.com/speakers/speaker.cfm?SpeakerId=6467

http://www.harrywalker.com/speaker/Hillary-Clinton.cfm?Spea_ID=1655


21 posted on 07/11/2014 9:36:23 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: Amendment10
Hillary makes twice as much.

On the other hand, AB Stoddard grew up to be a "crony"

Being a crony can get you a $1.8 million house in Chevy Chase, Maryland, some say.

22 posted on 07/11/2014 9:37:32 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
She [cronyette AB Stoddard] has a bachelors degree, the same as Governor Palin and millions of other people up and down the strata of society.

How ironic, using the word "lucrative" as a slur to describe Palin's current career.

Pretty sure Sarah hasn't got a crony pad worth $1.8 mil in the DC Pustule...

23 posted on 07/11/2014 9:41:09 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The picture didn’t post.


24 posted on 07/11/2014 9:42:26 PM PDT by Jacob Kell (The last good thing that the UN did was Korea.)
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To: Jacob Kell

I can see it but you can’t? Anyone else see it?


25 posted on 07/11/2014 9:44:29 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Stoddard attended the prestigious Spence School in New York City, later graduating from Connecticut College in 1991. She was employed as a reporter by the Potomac News in northern Virginia. Stoddard was a Congressional reporter for The Hill from 1995 to 1999.

Her father is Brandon Stoddard, who served as president of ABC Productions and ABC Motion Pictures. Stoddard's mother is Alexandra Stoddard, a prolific author, interior designer and lifestyle philosopher.

Her aunt is Barbara Johns Waterston, owner of Providence Magazine. Stoddard's cousin is James Smallwood Waterston, an actor. Her great-aunt is Ruth Elizabeth Johns, renowned social worker.

26 posted on 07/11/2014 9:46:31 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: VerySadAmerican
Little Alexandra wants to be a "crony":

picture

27 posted on 07/11/2014 9:47:27 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

hotlink is disabled. It’s in your cache, so you can see it.


28 posted on 07/11/2014 9:48:48 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Hill’s Stoddard: Bunning ‘Gave the GOP the Face of a Mean Old White Guy’

By Mike Bates | March 4, 2010 | 17:12

When a political editor declares that U.S. Senator Jim Bunning (R-Ky) makes “even former Vice President Dick Cheney seem warm and fuzzy,” you know that the mainstream media are reaching for the long knives. Associate editor of The Hill A.B. Stoddard wrote in yesterday’s “Bunning’s gift to Dems:”

Bunning’s blowup was indeed a gift to bewildered Democrats on more than one level. It portrayed Republicans as obstructionists, showed Republicans dissing the unemployed, gave the GOP the face of a mean old white guy that made even former Vice President Dick Cheney seem warm and fuzzy, illustrated how hamstrung Democrats are in trying to pass legislation within the confines of Senate rules, made fellow home-state senator and former friend Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) squirm and distracted from the plans Democrats have to pass healthcare reform with the reconciliation procedure, as well as from Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) stepping down as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee amid ethical troubles. Let’s call that a six-fer.

http://newsbusters.org/people/b-stoddard#ixzz37E6rdu5P


29 posted on 07/11/2014 9:49:41 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ve got stickers that say,

“The average price per gallon on Jan 20, 2009 was $1.83. Had enough Obama Hope and Change yet?”

I put one on the pump every time I fill up.


30 posted on 07/11/2014 9:51:24 PM PDT by upchuck (The country is being billed for its own execution. ~ h/t: SpaceBar)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

December 12, 2008

A.B. Stoddard. The associate editor of “The Hill” offered up the strange excuse that death threats are preventing Rahm Emanuel from attending press conferences in the course of an MSNBC appearance this afternoon during which she also claimed that “President-elect Obama is taking steps to be as forthcoming and as open and as transparent as he promised he would be.”

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/mark-finkelstein/2008/12/12/rahms-not-attending-press-conferences-because-hes-receiving-death-#ixzz37E7j6h7Y


31 posted on 07/11/2014 9:52:20 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kiryandil

I just grabbed it off a Google search.


32 posted on 07/11/2014 9:54:26 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

. A.B. Stoddard is an associate editor of The Hill. Unfortunately, Stoddard is also routinely on the Fox News “all star panel.” Last night after Obama’s hyper partisan propaganda speech Stoddard of course praised Obama, and made the asinine claim that Ronald Reagan couldn’t win the Republican nomination

“Well, first of all Ronald Reagan, as everyone at this table knows would not be able to win the Republican nomination in the Republican Party of 2011, period,” Stoddard said. “This is one of the reasons President Obama continues to mention him.”


33 posted on 07/11/2014 9:54:29 PM PDT by kcvl
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Hahahaha! I worked for President Reagan. She has NO IDEA what he was capable of.


34 posted on 07/11/2014 9:55:42 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They know Palin is the North Star for people who still care about America.


35 posted on 07/11/2014 10:21:54 PM PDT by Finalapproach29er (luke 6:38)
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To: kiryandil

Stoddard attended the prestigious Spence School in New York City, later graduating from Connecticut College in
***********
Snob from birth....


36 posted on 07/11/2014 10:23:52 PM PDT by Finalapproach29er (luke 6:38)
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To: Fungi
First step towards destruction, as translated from Hebrew sheber (literally “ruin”).
37 posted on 07/11/2014 10:34:31 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Nepotism pays very well in the District or Corruption.

Pray America wakes up


38 posted on 07/11/2014 10:39:38 PM PDT by bray (Buy my book: http://braylog.com/id47.html)
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To: kcvl

I read her mother’s lifestyle books in the ‘90’s, not that I remember anything about them, she spent a lot of time decorating very feminine spaces and musing about fluff.

At that time, I much more enjoyed The Tightwad Gazette.


39 posted on 07/11/2014 10:53:44 PM PDT by lulu16 (May the Good Lord take a liking to you!)
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To: lulu16

I guess I didn't make the connection for some reason!

40 posted on 07/11/2014 11:46:04 PM PDT by kcvl
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http://www.alexandrastoddard.com/meet.asp


41 posted on 07/11/2014 11:47:07 PM PDT by kcvl
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When Alexandra was 16 years old, her aunt, Ruth Elizabeth Johns, a renowned international social worker, took her around the world, exposing her to architecture, design and beauty; also sorrow and suffering. This eye-opening tour gave depth to her literary career and enlarged her understanding of human nature and of our universal search for meaning and greater purpose in our lives.

Alexandra’s distinguished interior design career began in 1963, when she joined McMillen, Inc., becoming a protégée of Eleanor McMillen Brown, the firm’s founder. Alexandra became one of America’s top design professionals, and thereafter established her own design firm, Alexandra Stoddard Incorporated.


42 posted on 07/11/2014 11:48:43 PM PDT by kcvl
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Her father...

http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1298&dat=19890322&id=1gJOAAAAIBAJ&sjid=NowDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4688,1877521

After 25 Years, Veteran ABC Executive Brandon Stoddard Reveals Plans to Step Down in June

March 23, 1995|
JAMES BATES

Veteran ABC executive Brandon Stoddard announced Wednesday that he will leave the company in June after 25 years, most recently as head of the network’s in-house production arm.

Stoddard, 57, has headed ABC Productions since it was founded in 1989, overseeing the unit’s involvement in such shows as the critically acclaimed “My So-Called Life” and “Me and the Boys.”


43 posted on 07/11/2014 11:58:09 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kiryandil
So, I take it that A.B. is even less a Constitutional expert than is Palin. But, unlike Palin, A.B. makes a habit of embarrassing herself
44 posted on 07/12/2014 12:00:54 AM PDT by Razz Barry (Round'em up, send'em home.)
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To: kcvl

Those hands. Did she work fast drying concrete on the side?


45 posted on 07/12/2014 12:17:08 AM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I just read all 27 of the comments. Overwhelmingly, "Palin is right" is the consensus.
46 posted on 07/12/2014 2:09:02 AM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; fieldmarshaldj; Army Air Corps; doc1019; KC_Lion; All
Mrs. Stoddard is not getting as much love in the comments over there as I expected.

The reader comments at any site, especially MSM and leftist sites, tell more about what's going on in America than the story they're commenting on.

47 posted on 07/12/2014 2:13:39 AM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: upchuck
“The average price per gallon on Jan 20, 2009 was $1.83. Had enough Obama Hope and Change yet?”

I put one on the pump every time I fill up.

Very good! BUMP

48 posted on 07/12/2014 2:19:09 AM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: Finny

A lot of those other websites, when the leftists comment, they usually are trollish comments as opposed to constructive ones (little attempt to appear rational, screaming about “wingnuts” and “teabaggers”).

If they’re leftist regulars, especially, act indignant if Drudge features the article, so their little echo chamber dares to have a different sound (so their elitism is on full display).

So with the left, you either get the trolls, spambots, moonbats or snobs.


49 posted on 07/12/2014 3:06:53 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: kcvl
Hey, Stoddard's mom was a "lifestyle philosopher."

Quit picking on her.

50 posted on 07/12/2014 4:07:13 AM PDT by eCSMaster ("It is not the color of his skin, ... it is the blackness that fills his soul")
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