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Charles Krauthammer: The Pipeline Sellout - Obama puts politics over nation, again.
NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | November 18, 2011 | Charles Krauthammer

Posted on 11/18/2011 12:08:31 PM PST by neverdem

The Pipeline Sellout
Obama puts politics over nation, again.

In 2008, the slogan was “Yes We Can.” For 2011–12, it’s “We Can’t Wait.” What happened in between? Candidate Obama, the vessel into which myriad dreams were poured, met the reality of governance.

His near–$1 trillion stimulus begat a stagnant economy with 9 percent unemployment. His attempt at Wall Street reform left in place a still too-big-to-fail financial system as vulnerable today as when he came into office. His green-energy fantasies yielded Solyndra cronyism and a cap-and-trade regime not even a Democratic Congress would pass.

And now his signature achievement, Obamacare, is headed to the Supreme Court, where it could very well be struck down, just a week after its central element was overwhelmingly repudiated (2–1) by the good burghers of Ohio.

So what do you do when you say you can, but, it turns out, you can’t? Blame the other guy. Charge the Republicans with making governing impossible. Never mind that you had control of the Congress for two-thirds of your current tenure. It’s all the fault of Republican rejectionism.

Hence: “We Can’t Wait.” We can’t wait while they obstruct. We can’t wait while they dither with my jobs bill. Write Congress today! Vote Democrat tomorrow!

We can’t wait. Except for certain exceptions, such as the 1,700-mile trans-U.S. Keystone XL pipeline, carrying Alberta oil to Texas refineries, which would have created thousands of American jobs and increased our energy independence.

For that, we can wait, it seems. President Obama decreed that any decision...


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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bhoeconomy; bhofascism; democrats; envirofascism; hopeychangey; keystonexl; krauthammer; nobama2012; obama; obamadepression; obamatruthfile; socialistdemocrats
The rats have put politics over nation since Vietnam, at least. The rats have put politics over Constitution since they started gun grabbing, at least.

This column was a no brainer, but nobody posted it. Why? Krauthammer, a gun grabber, is only really good when he criticizes rats, IMHO.

1 posted on 11/18/2011 12:08:35 PM PST by neverdem
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To: neverdem

Charles is a token MSM ‘conservative’ only trying to backtrack the ass-kissing he’s been bestowing on Obama. Screw him.


2 posted on 11/18/2011 12:12:51 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: neverdem
Obama puts politics over nation, again.

BTTT

Over and over and over. How many more times does this guy need to screw over this country before some of the kool-aid drinkers start to get it?
3 posted on 11/18/2011 12:18:11 PM PST by Eagle of Liberty (Shaking My Head on a daily basis)
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To: neverdem

Kraut-man is a putz, but even a putz can get this one right.


4 posted on 11/18/2011 12:22:31 PM PST by samtheman
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To: neverdem

...and to think that I once doubted Rush Limbaugh the first time I heard him of saying that O’Zero Hussien was destroying our economy on purpose.


5 posted on 11/18/2011 12:24:11 PM PST by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: neverdem
"The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge, natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism. But this leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism. The disorders and miseries which result gradually incline the minds of men to seek security and repose in the absolute power of an individual; and sooner or later the chief of some prevailing faction, more able or more fortunate than his competitors, turns this disposition to the purposes of his own elevation, on the ruins of public liberty." - George Washington, Farewell Address
6 posted on 11/18/2011 12:26:05 PM PST by loveliberty2
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7 posted on 11/18/2011 12:27:16 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: neverdem

High treason.


8 posted on 11/18/2011 12:28:57 PM PST by Hoodat (Because they do not change, Therefore they do not fear God. -Psalm 55:19-)
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To: Gaffer
I'll never forget election night 2008... barnes and krauthammer acted as if Reagan II had been elected... a real centrist they called obama.

LLS

9 posted on 11/18/2011 12:31:54 PM PST by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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To: neverdem

Krauthammer always discusses “the Kings” faulty pockets and not well designed collar on a “Naked” King..

He never says the friggen King has no clothes..
He might be afraid of “the truth” or afraid to speak “the truth”..

Beck had it right.. from “Rules for Radicals”..- Alinsky..
“Top down, bottom up, inside out”... which is happening as we speak..

Krauthammer is a cabbage merchant.. A KimChi Salesman..
He is a ugly coward.. and a craven one at that......


10 posted on 11/18/2011 12:37:54 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: LibLieSlayer

If we ever get control again, these two and others will go to Idaho, NDAK or somewhere else devoid of the support structures upon which they rely.....


11 posted on 11/18/2011 12:40:32 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: LibLieSlayer

“I’ll never forget election night 2008... barnes and krauthammer acted as if Reagan II had been elected... a real centrist they called obama.”

I think I would pay good money to see that clip.


12 posted on 11/18/2011 12:41:45 PM PST by jessduntno ("They say the world has become too complex for simple answers... they are wrong." - RR)
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To: Gaffer
Charles is a token MSM ‘conservative’ only trying to backtrack the ass-kissing he’s been bestowing on Obama. Screw him.

Don't Hate :)

13 posted on 11/18/2011 12:42:00 PM PST by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: LibLieSlayer

If we ever get control again, I hope these two and others will be sent to Idaho, NDAK or somewhere else devoid of the support structures upon which they rely.....


14 posted on 11/18/2011 12:42:29 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: neverdem

Krauthammer: Obama Has “Ill-Concealed Contempt” For America (film at link).

Syndicated columnist and FOX News contributor Charles Krauthammer responds to President Obama calling the U.S. “lazy.”

“Well, no one is asking him to go out there and asking him to be a jingoistic cheerleader. But when you call your own country ‘lazy’ when you are abroad and you call it unambitious and soft when you’re home, I think what you are showing is not tough love, but ill-concealed contempt,” Krauthammer said on FOX News’ “Special Report.”

“Obama is ready to blame everybody except himself for the lousy economy. And the lack of investment. Look, why are people reluctant to invest? We have the highest corporate tax rate in the world, in the industrialized world. Obama has spoken about it. It’s the one issue on which the Republicans would have agreed on lowering that rate, eliminating loopholes. In three years in office, he’s done nothing. He has an NLRB trying to shut down a $1 billion plant Boeing has constructed, as a favor to Obama’s union allies. People look abroad and say this isn’t a place I want to do business. Its his issues, his over-regulation over taxation and all the red tape he has added. And now he blames Americans’ laziness. I think it’s unseemly.”


15 posted on 11/18/2011 12:45:01 PM PST by jessduntno ("They say the world has become too complex for simple answers... they are wrong." - RR)
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To: neverdem

Tremendous political blunder. Not complicated. Pits two Dem-party factions against each other-unions and greens.

This should be the straw that broke the camel’s back, as far as union allegience is concerned. If the union bosses don’t stand up for these jobs, it will cost them members, and that will cost the Dems mucho dinero.

Then there’s Solyndra, Fast and Furious, Robert Kennedy Jr., OWS backfire, etc. etc.

Perfect storm. How much longer can the media defend him?


16 posted on 11/18/2011 12:46:16 PM PST by wayoverontheright
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To: LibLieSlayer

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2011/11/14/krauthammer_obama_has_ill-concealed_contempt_for_america.html

Krauthammer: Obama Has “Ill-Concealed Contempt” For America (film at link).

Syndicated columnist and FOX News contributor Charles Krauthammer responds to President Obama calling the U.S. “lazy.”

“Well, no one is asking him to go out there and asking him to be a jingoistic cheerleader. But when you call your own country ‘lazy’ when you are abroad and you call it unambitious and soft when you’re home, I think what you are showing is not tough love, but ill-concealed contempt,” Krauthammer said on FOX News’ “Special Report.”

“Obama is ready to blame everybody except himself for the lousy economy. And the lack of investment. Look, why are people reluctant to invest? We have the highest corporate tax rate in the world, in the industrialized world. Obama has spoken about it. It’s the one issue on which the Republicans would have agreed on lowering that rate, eliminating loopholes. In three years in office, he’s done nothing. He has an NLRB trying to shut down a $1 billion plant Boeing has constructed, as a favor to Obama’s union allies. People look abroad and say this isn’t a place I want to do business. Its his issues, his over-regulation over taxation and all the red tape he has added. And now he blames Americans’ laziness. I think it’s unseemly.”


17 posted on 11/18/2011 12:47:45 PM PST by jessduntno ("They say the world has become too complex for simple answers... they are wrong." - RR)
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To: wayoverontheright

Robert Kennedy, Jr.? What did 0bama say or do in that regard?


18 posted on 11/18/2011 12:50:52 PM PST by Sister_T ("Calling ILLEGAL aliens "immigrants" is like calling shoplifters 'customers'!"-UCFRoadWarrior ><>)
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To: 11th Commandment
I don't hate him...I want him neutralized in his ability to subtly influence conservatives wrongly. He's traded his security and job for a long-term position allowed by the MSM....he's a traitor.
19 posted on 11/18/2011 12:52:40 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: Sister_T

$1.4 billion in DOE grant funds went to RFK Jr. retarded solar-steam project in CA. Yes, $1.4 BILLION!!! To a Kennedy!


20 posted on 11/18/2011 1:07:15 PM PST by mkboyce
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To: Sister_T

$1.4 billion in DOE grant funds went to RFK Jr. retarded solar-steam project in CA. Yes, $1.4 BILLION!!! To a Kennedy!


21 posted on 11/18/2011 1:07:26 PM PST by mkboyce
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To: wayoverontheright; neverdem
Tremendous political blunder. Not complicated. Pits two Dem-party factions against each other-unions and greens.

Nobody believes that either the goons or greens would vote for any republican for POTUS, but the question is how much "enthusiasm" is at stake WRT get-out-the vote workers and contributions. So which one would be worsa for Obama to p*ss off? Union members sre forced to "contribute" via dues. Maybe they got a bunch of threatening letters from greenies and took them seriously.

22 posted on 11/18/2011 1:13:59 PM PST by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Budget sins can be fixed. Amnesty is irreversible.)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas
Nobody believes that either the goons or greens would vote for any republican for POTUS, but the question is how much "enthusiasm" is at stake WRT get-out-the vote workers and contributions.

I agree totally, what he is doing here will manifest itself in lack of turnout in Nov. 2012.

I also believe the story of the election will be how blacks did not turn out. They are increasingly embarrassed by him. Not many will say it right now, that is, turn on him in a public way, but the lack of enthusiasm is there. Even this issue, the suppression of the pipeline and the offshore drilling, has a black constituency component, in that green issues simply aren't on black citizens' radar. They instinctively make the connection however, when they go to the pump.

23 posted on 11/18/2011 1:23:02 PM PST by wayoverontheright
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To: jessduntno

I actually think I may still have a copy burned to DVD... I’ll get a chance Sunday to look and I’ll let you know if I find it. I think I loaned it to a TEA Party friend but I may still have a copy.

LLS


24 posted on 11/18/2011 1:26:44 PM PST by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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To: neverdem

Kraut nails it, without even knowing some pertinent facts that reduce the environmental fears to absurdity.

As of 2007, Nebraska was ranked 19th highest in the number of stripper oil wells, tenth highest in average daily production per well, 18th highest in oil production from stripper wells, and 19th highest in total oil production of the 50 states.

Can you guess what all those thousands of oil wells were drilled through? The Ogalala Aquifer, that’s what. Never a problem with contamination. And that’s penetrating the aquifer, not just laying on top of the ground above it.

Obama is wrong on all counts, but most importantly, he’s wrong on the science. It’s just another example of Algore-like crap science used to create policies that hurt the American people.


25 posted on 11/18/2011 1:27:44 PM PST by bigbob
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To: Gaffer

Right on!

LLS


26 posted on 11/18/2011 1:28:28 PM PST by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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To: loveliberty2

And this was before Bonaparte rose to supreme power in France.


27 posted on 11/18/2011 1:28:51 PM PST by RobbyS (Viva Christus Rex.)
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To: jessduntno

Pretty much telling it like it is.

LLS


28 posted on 11/18/2011 1:29:47 PM PST by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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To: neverdem

I hate the scumbag WHoccupier. I hate him hate him hate him, I’m afraid I’ll get cancer before he’s kicked out of WH!


29 posted on 11/18/2011 2:08:05 PM PST by parisa
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

You can bet that the Republican candidate will do a lackluster (at best) job of using this as a political club next year. The GOP seems incapable of or unwilling to play hardball with these leftwing crackpots.


30 posted on 11/18/2011 2:12:06 PM PST by Basil Duke
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To: hosepipe

Beck steals all the good stuff from TGO, Alinsky? TGO called it way before Beck could spell it.


31 posted on 11/18/2011 2:17:14 PM PST by databoss
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To: neverdem
and America takes another one in the........

32 posted on 11/18/2011 3:05:36 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: neverdem

Krauthammer doesn’t mention it in this article but I’m pretty sure it was him that said on Special Report yesterday that the Keystone pipeline would provide 7% of the nation’s oil needs. That is huge. 0bama is destroying this country intentionally.


33 posted on 11/18/2011 3:32:01 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; wayoverontheright
Nobody believes that either the goons or greens would vote for any republican for POTUS, but the question is how much "enthusiasm" is at stake WRT get-out-the vote workers and contributions. So which one would be worsa for Obama to p*ss off? Union members sre forced to "contribute" via dues. Maybe they got a bunch of threatening letters from greenies and took them seriously.

The rats are proposing economic suicide for everyone working in traditional carbon sources of energy, not to mention those that are fracking for natural gas. IMHO, this could be the end for the Jacksonian Democrats and the rest of the rats.

34 posted on 11/18/2011 3:45:47 PM PST by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: bigbob

Thanks for the info on Nebraska oil and the Ogalala Aquifer.


35 posted on 11/18/2011 3:48:20 PM PST by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: Gaffer
trying to backtrack the ass-kissing he’s been bestowing on Obama

Krauthammer has never supported any of Obama's policies. Once, I believe, he expressed grudging admiration for Obama's political move compromising on the Bush tax cut extension. Hardly an endorsement of Obama's policies.

Of course, I will welcome links to Krauthammer pronouncements that show I'm wrong.

36 posted on 11/18/2011 3:48:31 PM PST by BfloGuy (Even the opponents of Socialism are dominated by socialist ideas.)
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To: BfloGuy

I look forward to reviewing that evidence myself.


37 posted on 11/18/2011 4:24:19 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Gaffer

Charles Krauthammer is a fiscal and defense conservative. On social issues, he pretty much toes the liberal line.

This explains his infatuation with Mitt Romney, a man he obviously endorse, but refuses to do so in public for some reason or other. The appearance of impartiality???

Who knows? I’d think he’d have been jumping on Gingrich’s bandwagon since they shared Fox Contributor status.


38 posted on 11/18/2011 4:47:56 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True Supporters of our Troops PRAY for their VICTORY!)
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39 posted on 11/18/2011 7:41:30 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Gaffer
Charles is a token MSM ‘conservative’ only trying to backtrack the ass-kissing he’s been bestowing on Obama.

When was the last time the Kraut did that, three years ago? His formal post graduate medical training was as a shrink. Even shrinks get fooled by psychopaths.

40 posted on 11/18/2011 11:24:47 PM PST by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: LibLieSlayer

“I’ll never forget election night 2008... barnes and krauthammer acted as if Reagan II had been elected... a real centrist they called obama.”

Kraut wrote speeches for Mondale in the 80s and worked to defeat Reagan. So he may have been excited to see Obama but it might not have been because Zero reminds him of Reagan.


41 posted on 11/18/2011 11:30:02 PM PST by Pelham (Islam. The original Evil Empire)
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Thanks neverdem.


42 posted on 11/19/2011 1:00:44 AM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: DUMBGRUNT

ping


43 posted on 11/19/2011 5:06:14 AM PST by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: TigersEye

” 0bama is destroying this country intentionally.”

Face it. He is a TERRORIST. Pure and simple TERRORIST!’


44 posted on 11/19/2011 12:24:56 PM PST by chooseascreennamepat (When every candidate is running in last place, everyone is in first place.)
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To: chooseascreennamepat

No argument here. An international terrorist at that. What else do you call someone who sends large arms shipments to organized crime syndicates in foreign countries? When it’s done by the government of a country they usually call that nation a “rogue state.” 0baMugabe has turned the U.S. into the equivalent of N. Korea.


45 posted on 11/19/2011 12:34:07 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: neverdem
His formal post graduate medical training was as a shrink. Even shrinks get fooled by psychopaths.

Not for long though. Krauthammer has given some unequivocal psychological analysis of The One on several occasions and it wasn't flattering. He has stopped short only of calling his opinions an official diagnosis. (for obvious reasons)

46 posted on 11/19/2011 12:43:12 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: neverdem
But it's much deeper than all of this, truly. Marxism requires the destruction of capitalism. Capitalists and entrepreneurs will never willingly transition to socialism. Therefore the Progressives require absolute destruction of the U.S. economy and that will create a middle class, that once was the envy of the world, only to happy to demand state control in order to survive. "Democracy only exists until the majority realize that it can vote itself largess from the public trust".
47 posted on 11/19/2011 2:53:24 PM PST by Typical_Whitey (Democrat socialist engineering of America is treason.)
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To: neverdem; Clive

Obama waved goodbye to 20,000 jobs in building the Alberta to Texas pipeline.

So much for his so called, “job creation.”

On top of that now many Canadians now have a very low opinion of Obama and his liberal fascist politics.


48 posted on 11/19/2011 3:19:27 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: jessduntno

Nice to see charles actually thinking for a change.

LLS


49 posted on 11/21/2011 4:22:31 AM PST by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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To: Pelham

charles was born a dim... raised a dim... worked as a dim and now plays a conservative for a paycheck.

LLS


50 posted on 11/21/2011 4:24:36 AM PST by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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