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Juan Williams: Where's the outrage over Obama's drone policy?
Fox News ^ | February 7, 2013 | Juan Williams

Posted on 02/08/2013 11:30:51 AM PST by EveningStar

Imagine if President George W. Bush or senior members of his administration asserted that they had the power to assassinate any person, including American citizens on American soil, because they merely suspected them of being involved in a terrorist plot.

Now, imagine that they went a step further and claimed that this broad new power was not subject to any oversight by Congress or the judiciary or international law.

A lot of left-wingers would be apoplectic. And they would be right.

Sadly, a Democratic president, Barack Obama, and senior national security officials in his administration appear to be wielding just that kind of power without any oversight, according to a memorandum outlining the extent of the U.S. drone program uncovered by NBC News Investigative Reporter Michael Isikoff.

Yet, the absence of national outrage is deafening.

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KEYWORDS: drones; juanwilliams; obama
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1 posted on 02/08/2013 11:31:00 AM PST by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Wow! Welcome to the club Juan!


2 posted on 02/08/2013 11:32:55 AM PST by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: EveningStar

Yeah, and what about the TSA, NSA, SSA arming up and buying millions of rounds of ammo.???


3 posted on 02/08/2013 11:33:58 AM PST by stubernx98 (cranky, but reasonable)
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To: EveningStar

Could Juan be in the process of ending his support of Obama?


4 posted on 02/08/2013 11:35:23 AM PST by cymbeline
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To: EveningStar

The Left won’t criticize their own, no matter what. But when a Republican finally gets back in office, it will be a Naziesque war crime........


5 posted on 02/08/2013 11:35:28 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: EveningStar

STFU Juan. This maniac in chief’s tendancies toward Hitler-like edicts and proclomations shaping his own reality to suit himself have been life-long and steady. If Juan’s having an epiphany, keep it to Juan.


6 posted on 02/08/2013 11:35:58 AM PST by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Mr. K

Nah. Juan drank the Obama Kool-Aid a long time ago and his blinders are permanentaly fused on the sides of his face; just above his brown nose. Uh . . I know, I know . . though not intended I know that is RACIST.


7 posted on 02/08/2013 11:40:49 AM PST by Twinkie (JOHN 3:16)
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To: EveningStar

Juan, Juan....

you silly little naive liberal...

you haven’t gotten it yet, have you?
It’s not about what they SAY their ideals are,
because they only have ONE ideal - POWER.


8 posted on 02/08/2013 11:41:09 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: cymbeline
Could Juan be in the process of ending his support of Obama?

Don't be ridiculous.

Neither Juan, nor anybody else in the MSM, nor any card-carrying liberal, will "end their support" for The One -- regardless of what totalitarian line he might cross.

Unless he starts saying conservative things...

9 posted on 02/08/2013 11:43:01 AM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: EveningStar

There’s lots of outrage, but as expected, it’s partisan outrage, just as it would be if GW did it.


10 posted on 02/08/2013 11:43:06 AM PST by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: EveningStar

The Seattle Police Dept. bought a drone. The City Council proposed laws when and where it could be used.

The outcry from the locals has been loud and vocal (the usual suspects).

So yesterday the mayor ordered the SPD to cease the drone project and better place their effort on community outreach.

The drone will be returned to the manufacturer.

Nothing in the breathless news anchor reports about the SPD drone issue said squat about Obama’s drone plans.


11 posted on 02/08/2013 11:43:20 AM PST by llevrok (Unlike Obama, at least Nero could play a fiddle.)
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To: EveningStar

Well, Juan is absolutely correct. And for the record, I am neither a Code Pinko, a libertarian or a Paulite. No burden of proof, no due process, no defining of imminent threat, no ackowledgement of just who it is that decides which Americans can be terminated by drone. This is the way of monarchies and fascists, not of constitutional republics.


12 posted on 02/08/2013 11:44:46 AM PST by jwalsh07
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To: cymbeline

Juan is and always will be a giant douche bag


13 posted on 02/08/2013 11:44:46 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: cymbeline

Now watch what happens wo Juan. they will say he has been brainwashed by his bosses because he works for FOX news.

And they will attack Juan, and ignore the message.

I hope he enjoys the same experience that he and his libtards friends dished out to conservatives for years.


14 posted on 02/08/2013 11:46:54 AM PST by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: EveningStar

The libs will make him pay for straying from the plantation.


15 posted on 02/08/2013 11:47:14 AM PST by I want the USA back (Only people with their head up their a$$ vote democrat.)
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To: Mr. K

Blind squirrels and acorns come to mind.


16 posted on 02/08/2013 11:48:06 AM PST by JaguarXKE (Welcome to the new America.)
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To: EveningStar
Obama today pacified the leftists who were starting to get upset about this by announcing a 1/3 decrease in nuclear stockpiles.

C'mon Juan. Drink that koolaid.

17 posted on 02/08/2013 11:49:00 AM PST by what's up
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To: EveningStar

Bush ordered a total of 50 drone strikes in his 8 years in office.

Obama, with just half that time in office, has so far ordered over 350 drone strikes. That’s not just a bit more, that’s 7 TIMES as many as the President that Big Leftist Media constantly portrayed as a “war criminal” - so where’s the media outrage now??

Instead, all we get is crickets or ass-kissing from Big Media.


18 posted on 02/08/2013 11:49:09 AM PST by canuck_conservative
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To: EveningStar
Sorry Juan, you don't get to feign outrage when you were one of the malpracticing journ-o-lists that brought us to where we are now. Shame on you. Perhaps you're late to the party but how dare you try and crawl over the fence now; stay over there in the pig sty you helped create and address your concerns to the shared-skin color Commie you provided cover for in the past.
19 posted on 02/08/2013 11:49:09 AM PST by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

True, but even a douche bag finds a nut on occasion.


20 posted on 02/08/2013 11:49:51 AM PST by jwalsh07
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To: EveningStar

21 posted on 02/08/2013 11:50:19 AM PST by pabianice (washington, dc ..)
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To: EveningStar

“It’s okay when WE do it” - Mantra of the left


22 posted on 02/08/2013 11:50:26 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: EveningStar

Juan is the Obama PIMP who pushed all these UAV attacks
by pushing endlessly for his beloved Tyrant
as he suggested American’s eat “dog food”.

Behind Juan’s shameless hypocrisy are
the two people behind the Drone attacks: Juan and Obama.


23 posted on 02/08/2013 11:50:26 AM PST by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: EveningStar

Hey Juan American police kill Americans every day as part of their job to protect us. I see no problem in soldiers doing likewise. Wanted dead or alive.


24 posted on 02/08/2013 11:50:59 AM PST by ex-snook (God is Love)
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To: jwalsh07

Yeah but he’s still a douche. I remember when NPR fired him and Sarah Palin came to his defense, he still found ways to trash her..and just a few days ago he was on with Michelle Malkin on Hannity and he told her to “Calm Down” he’s right what he says about Obama but he will continue to support him


25 posted on 02/08/2013 11:53:30 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: EveningStar

Juan said this??? Amazing!

Welcome to the outskirts of Realville Juan!


26 posted on 02/08/2013 11:54:43 AM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable tyranny.)
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To: EveningStar
Jeeze, Juan. You don't suppose it could be because of the drooling media leg-humpers spiking story after story about it, do you?

P.S. Yesterday was my 13th Free Republic anniversary. Yaaaaay, me!

27 posted on 02/08/2013 11:55:31 AM PST by redhead (PRAY DAILY for a Restoration of the Righteous Intent of America)
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To: stuartcr

I can assure you that my outrage is not partisan.


28 posted on 02/08/2013 11:58:02 AM PST by GSWarrior (To activate this tagline contact the Admin Moderator.)
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To: cymbeline

No this is just his one day wake up. He will go back to sleep next week.


29 posted on 02/08/2013 11:58:30 AM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: cymbeline

naw, Juan has been known to commit random acts of intelligence, like this...


30 posted on 02/08/2013 11:59:05 AM PST by bigbob
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To: EveningStar

Juan Williams=broken clock


31 posted on 02/08/2013 11:59:05 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: bmwcyle

He’s going to get kicked out of the house and down into the fields over this one ...


32 posted on 02/08/2013 12:01:04 PM PST by tanknetter
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To: stuartcr

You’re right. He acts like they’re journalists. Their response shows that they are just partisan shills. What they report is dictated by party affiliation over all else.


33 posted on 02/08/2013 12:01:28 PM PST by Empire_of_Liberty
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To: freeangel

Juan will bolt from Obamaville when Hell goes Methodist.


34 posted on 02/08/2013 12:01:45 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: EveningStar

Juan is missing a memo. Get on it WH! Heaven forbid a lefty goes rogue and starts to think.


35 posted on 02/08/2013 12:03:37 PM PST by mom.mom
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To: blackdog

Yeah my first thought was, “Thanks for, uhhh, leading the way on this, Juan, you Obama apologist from the get-go”.


36 posted on 02/08/2013 12:11:00 PM PST by supremedoctrine
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To: liberalh8ter

I didn’t see him listed as a journolista:

1. Spencer Ackerman - Wired, FireDogLake, Washington Independent, Talking Points Memo, TheAmerican Prospect
2. Thomas Adcock - New York Law Journal
3. Ben Adler - Newsweek, POLITICO
4. Mike Allen - POLITICO
5. Eric Alterman - The Nation, Media Matters for America
6. Marc Ambinder - The Atlantic
7. Greg Anrig - The Century Foundation
8. Ryan Avent - Economist
9. Dean Baker - The American Prospect
10. Nick Baumann - Mother Jones
11. Josh Bearman - LA Weekly
12. Steven Benen - The Carpetbagger Report
13. Ari Berman - The Nation
14. Jared Bernstein - Economic Policy Institute
15. Michael Berube - Crooked Timer, Pennsylvania State University
16. Brian Beutler - The Media Consortium
17. Lindsay Beyerstein - Freelance journalist
18. Joel Bleifuss - In These Times
19. John Blevins - South Texas College of Law
20. Sam Boyd - The American Prospect
21. Ben Brandzel - MoveOn.org, John Edwards Campaign
22. Shannon Brownlee - Author, New America Foundation
23. Will Bunch - Philadelphia Daily News
24. Rich Byrne - Playwright
25. Jonathan Chait - The New Republic
26. Lakshmi Chaudry - In These Times
27. Isaac Chotiner - The New Republic
28. Ta-Nehisi Coates - The Atlantic
29. Michael Cohen - New America Foundation
30. Jonathan Cohn - The New Republic
31. Joe Conason - The New York Observer
32. Lark Corbeil - Public News Service
33. David Corn - Mother Jones
34. Daniel Davies - The Guardian
35. David Dayen - FireDogLake
36. Brad DeLong - The Economists’ Voice, University of California at Berkeley
37. Ryan Donmoyer - Bloomberg News
38. Adam Doster - In These Times
39. Kevin Drum - Washington Monthly
40. Matt Duss - Center for American Progress
41. Gerald Dworkin - UC Davis
42. Eve Fairbanks - The New Republic
43. Henry Farrell - George Washington University & Crooked Timber
44. Tim Fernholz - American Prospect
45. Dan Froomkin - Huffington Post, Washington Post
46. Jason Furman - Brookings Institution
47. James Galbraith - University of Texas at Austin
48. Kathleen Geier - Talking Points Memo
49. Todd Gitlin - Columbia University
50. Ilan Goldenberg - National Security Network
51. Arthur Goldhammer - Harvard University
52. Dana Goldstein - The Daily Beast
53. Andrew Golis - Talking Points Memo
54. Jaana Goodrich - Blogger
55. Merrill Goozner - Chicago Tribune
56. David Greenberg - Slate
57. Robert Greenwald - Brave New Films
58. Chris Hayes - The Nation
59. Don Hazen - Alternet
60. Jeet Heer - Canadian Journolist
61. Jeff Hauser - Political Action Committee, Dennis Shulman Campaign
62. Michael Hirsh - Newsweek
63. James Johnson - University of Rochester
64. John Judis - The New Republic, The American Prospect
65. Foster Kamer - The Village Voice
66. Michael Kazin - Georgetown University
67. Ed Kilgore - Democratic Strategist
68. Richard Kim - The Nation
69. Charlie Kireker - Air America Media
70. Mark Kleiman - UCLA The Reality Based Community
71. Ezra Klein - Washington Post, Newsweek, The American Prospect
72. Joe Klein - TIME
73. Robert Kuttner - American Prospect, Economic Policy Institute
74. Paul Krugman - The New York Times, Princeton University
75. Lisa Lerer - POLITICO
76. Daniel Levy - Century Foundation
77. Ralph Luker - Cliopatria
78. Annie Lowrey - Washington Independent
79. Robert Mackey - New York Times
80. Mike Madden - Salon
81. Maggie Mahar - The Century Foundation
82. Dylan Matthews - Harvard University
83. Alec McGillis - Washington Post
84. Scott McLemee - Inside Higher Ed
85. Sara Mead - New America Foundation
86. Ari Melber - The Nation
87. David Meyer - University of California at Irvine
88. Seth Michaels - MyDD.com
89. Luke Mitchell - Harper’s Magazine
90. Gautham Nagesh - The Hill, Daily Caller
91. Suzanne Nossel - Human Rights Watch
92. Michael O’Hare - University of California at Berkeley
93. Josh Orton - MyDD.com, Air America Media
94. Rodger Payne - University of Louisville
95. Rick Perlstein - Author, Campaign for America’s Future
96. Nico Pitney - Huffington Post
97. Harold Pollack - University of Chicago
98. Katha Pollitt - The Nation
99. Ari Rabin-Havt - Media Matters
100. Joy-Ann Reid - South Florida Times
101. David Roberts - Grist
102. Lamar Robertson - Partnership for Public Service
103. Sara Robinson - Campaign For America’s Future
104. Alyssa Rosenberg - Washingtonian, The Atlantic, Government Executive
105. Alex Rossmiller - National Security Network
106. Michael Roston - Newsbroke
107. Laura Rozen - POLITICO, Mother Jones
108. Felix Salmon - Reuters
109. Greg Sargent - Washington Post
110. Thomas Schaller - Baltimore Sun
111. Noam Scheiber - The New Republic
112. Michael Scherer - TIME
113. Mark Schmitt - American Prospect, The New America Foundation
114. Rinku Sen - ColorLines Magazine
115. Julie Bergman Sender - Balcony Films
116. Adam Serwer - American Prospect
117. Walter Shapiro - PoliticsDaily.com
118. Kate Sheppard - Mother Jones
119. Matthew Shugart - UC San Diego
120. Nate Silver - FiveThirtyEight.com
121. Jesse Singal - The Boston Globe, Washington Monthly
122. Ann-Marie Slaughter - Princeton University
123. Ben Smith - POLITICO
124. Sarah Spitz - KCRW
125. Adele Stan - The Media Consortium
126. Paul Starr - The Atlantic
127. Kate Steadman - Kaiser Health News
128. Jonathan Stein - Mother Jones
129. Sam Stein - Huffington Post
130. Matt Steinglass - Deutsche Presse-Agentur
131. James Surowiecki - The New Yorker
132. Jesse Taylor - Pandagon.net
133. Steven Teles - Yale University
134. Mark Thoma - The Economists’ View
135. Michael Tomasky - The Guardian
136. Jeffrey Toobin - CNN, The New Yorker
137. Rebecca Traister - Salon
138. Tracy Van Slyke - The Media Consortium
139. Paul Waldman - Author, American Prospect
140. Dave Weigel - Washington Post, MSNBC, The Washington Independent
141. Moira Whelan - National Security Network
142. Scott Winship - Pew Economic Mobility Project
143. J. Harry Wray - DePaul University
144. D. Brad Wright - University of NC at Chapel Hill
145. Kai Wright - The Root
146. Holly Yeager - Columbia Journalism Review
147. Rich Yeselson - Change to Win
148. Matthew Yglesias - Center for American Progress, The Atlantic Monthly
149. Jonathan Zasloff - UCLA
150. Julian Zelizer - Princeton University
151. Avi Zenilman - POLITICO


37 posted on 02/08/2013 12:12:01 PM PST by mirkwood (project gutenberg)
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To: EveningStar

FOX pays Juan Williams big money to be filled with vinegar and lemon juice... with a dollop of vagisil..

Could be Juan is not as stupid as he looks..
but it is possible he is MORE stupid than he looks..
Like... Butch Van Sustern.. a democrat paid to act republican..

FOX is more and more appearing to be Kabuki Theatre..
So it is there is absolutely ZERO media TV outlets with any truth..

O’Really just wants pander to fill his bull squeeze sessions with democrats and republicans.. (with Miller)
Bill is poseur... like a RAP artist.. postering for effect..
You know.......... like Obama..


38 posted on 02/08/2013 12:15:28 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: cymbeline

>Could Juan be in the process of ending his support of Obama?

Not likely. If you read the whole article, he’s back in the Obama fold by the end, merely asking for more clarification, and completely suppressing his outrage.


39 posted on 02/08/2013 12:21:14 PM PST by drbuzzard (All animals are created equal, but some are more equal than others.)
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To: Mr. K

What good does an outrage against this man do, he does what he wants to do by Executive Order. When will the left wake up and realize who and what the guy is.


40 posted on 02/08/2013 12:24:47 PM PST by YukonGreen
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To: JaguarXKE
Blind squirrels and acorns come to mind.


Ahh, you beat me to it. Although I heard one about the old blind sow. Either one fits.
41 posted on 02/08/2013 12:25:24 PM PST by Idaho_Cowboy (Ride for the Brand. Joshua 24:15)
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To: EveningStar

Well, Juan may not be too happy, but, sounds like it is more because of Republican reaction.

If Juan is outraged let us hear his rage not looking for sound bites!


42 posted on 02/08/2013 12:25:31 PM PST by malia
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To: GSWarrior

ok


43 posted on 02/08/2013 12:27:13 PM PST by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: EveningStar

Juan is so effing stupid I can’t watch him anymore. The only thing I enjoy about watching him is when Krauthammer tells Juan how stupid he is. Juan will be a die-hard leftie forever.


44 posted on 02/08/2013 12:27:28 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: EveningStar

Most of the hard lefties I know that know about it are apoplectic. Of course as always outrage accomplishes nothing, lots of people are mad about it, and nothing is changing.


45 posted on 02/08/2013 12:27:50 PM PST by discostu (I recommend a fifth of Jack and a bottle of Prozac)
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To: canuck_conservative
so where’s the media outrage now??

over there behind the leprechaun's pot of gold.

46 posted on 02/08/2013 12:29:20 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: EveningStar

47 posted on 02/08/2013 12:30:39 PM PST by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: llevrok

@11: “Nothing in the breathless news anchor reports about the SPD drone issue said squat about Obama’s drone plans.”

That says all that need be said about the left’s consistency.


48 posted on 02/08/2013 12:46:15 PM PST by Chad N. Freud (FR is the modern equivalent of the Committees of Correspondence. Let other analogies arise.)
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To: mirkwood
Version 1 had over 300 members so it's possible; he always had the talking points memorized. Then again, I'm suspect of all left leaners and if he wasn't a forum member, I'd bet you he was at least on Media Matters ‘Holiday Greetings’ card list.
49 posted on 02/08/2013 12:48:30 PM PST by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: GSWarrior

“I can assure you that my outrage is not partisan.”

Second that!


50 posted on 02/08/2013 12:48:39 PM PST by Chad N. Freud (FR is the modern equivalent of the Committees of Correspondence. Let other analogies arise.)
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