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  • Professor: ‘Racist, misogynist, money-grubbing people’ want to stop blacks, Latinos from voting

    04/22/2014 6:40:17 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 37 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 4/22/14 | Caleb Bonham
    A professor at Eastern Connecticut State University (ECSU) was caught on audio telling his creative writing class that Republicans will close colleges if they prevail in 2014 and that “racist, misogynist, money-grubbing people” want to suppress the liberal vote. In a four-minute recording of a classroom lecture obtained by Campus Reform, Professor Brent Terry is heard strongly suggesting that conservatives are greedy racists who want to suppress the vote of anyone who might vote liberal. “It's absolutely possible that the Republicans will take over the Senate as well as the House. And we will live in a very, very, very...
  • 'Guys with Guns Dictate Policy'

    04/19/2014 7:51:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 41 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | 4/18/2014 | Jen Kuznicki
    Over the weekend, I spent a lot of time reading about the Bundy Ranch Saga, looking into the area in Nevada where the Bundys live, and asking Google a bunch of questions I wanted answers to. While researching, I happened upon a press release from an environmental group, and decided to call the person listed as the "contact" person. The leftist environmentalist and I had about a 45 minute conversation over the phone about the Bundy Ranch, Nevada, and the history of what has been happening there, from his perspective. It was a long time to be on the phone,...
  • Lessons Learned and Lessons Missed from the Attempted Land Grab

    04/19/2014 7:02:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 4/19/2014 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    We learned that the government will do anything to private citizens in order to grab land and private property either under the guise of protecting an “endangered” desert tortoise that is actually overpopulated, or getting rid of “feral” and destructive “trespassing cattle” grazing the land for generations, cattle that are in the way of developing a $5 billion Chinese solar panel plant (ENN), and the exploitation of rare earth elements in the larger adjacent area. Mr. Bundy was too stubborn, the last rancher standing in Clarke County, Nevada, clinging to his inconvenient “feral” cattle, his agreement with the State of...
  • What if Bundy Ranch Were Owned by a Bunch of Black People?

    04/16/2014 6:15:51 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 66 replies
    Slate ^ | 04-16-2014 | Jamelle Bouie
    For 20 years the federal government has fined Cliven Bundy for grazing his cattle on protected land. And for 20 years Bundy has refused to pay. Last month this dance came to an end when the Bureau of Land Management sent Bundy a letter informing him that it intended to “impound his trespass cattle” that have been roaming on federal property. It closed off hundreds of thousands of acres, and moved to round up Bundy’s cows. Protesters challenged the BLM, and Bundy’s son was arrested for “refusing to disperse” from the area in question. Bundy’s cause caught fire on right-wing...
  • Liberals are winning the language war

    04/14/2014 8:35:19 PM PDT · by Hoodat · 90 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/11/2014 | Keith Koffler
    Are conservatives linguistically challenged? Or are they just naďve enough to think they can win the battle of ideas with — ideas? Okay, and money. Conservatives, like liberals, will spend huge amounts of money this year to get their ideas across to voters. But what they fail to do is bundle their thoughts into a bright, shiny linguistic package that explodes in the face of their enemies when opened. The left has assembled a rich lexicon of phrases that serve either as stilettos that can be turned again and again in the guts of their opponents, or shields that obscure...
  • Progressives Deconstructed

    04/11/2014 5:55:56 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 10, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    And about time. “I’d rather talk about Luddite liberals and insufferable progressives,” Pepperdine historian Gordon Lloyd said at the Philadelphia Society’s annual meeting. For its part, the Philadelphia Society provided a receptive audience for the topic. The Society was founded in 1964 by conservative intellectuals in the wake of the Goldwater defeat. Thus, the word Philadelphia in the title is a reference to the spirit of 1776 and many of its annual meetings take place outside the City of Brotherly Love. Lloyd, at this year’s meeting in Chicago, dismissed the “libertarian Left” as “a perverse Libertarianism.” Born in the West...
  • Obama’s Stand-up Routine Is Laughable Indeed

    04/06/2014 7:10:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 4/4/2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    President Obama was doing his favorite thing this week: talking to crowds of adoring young people who already agree with him while acting like he persuaded them about something. They also seemed to give Obama the impression that he’s a really funny guy. On Wednesday, he told a crowd of 1,400 at the University of Michigan that he visited a local deli, Zingerman’s. He proceeded to tell a long story about ordering the small Reuben sandwich, which he said was “killer.” That description got a good laugh. Then he explained how he thought the sandwich was too big, so he...
  • We Are The Problem

    04/03/2014 1:41:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 3, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    Progressives are awful people willing to exploit anything and anyone to advance their agenda. From the human props trotted out at every White House event to former Jeopardy champion Ken Jennings mocking Andrew Breitbart’s death to push Obamacare, there’s no line they won’t cross, no lie they won’t tell, to force their government religion on people who simply want to be left alone. Force is the cornerstone of the progressive philosophy. Hundreds of millions of people were slaughtered in the name of “progress” in the last century. Lynchings, forced sterilizations and “work” camps may have morphed into “anti-poverty programs,” speech...
  • One California for Me, Another for Thee

    04/03/2014 12:47:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 3, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    No place on the planet is as beautiful and as naturally rich as California. And few places have become as absurd. Currently, three California state senators are either under felony indictment or already have been convicted. State Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) made a political career out of demanding harsher state gun-control laws. Now he is facing several felony charges for attempting to facilitate gun-running. One count alleges that Lee sought to provide banned heavy automatic weapons to Philippines-based Islamic terrorist groups. State Sen. Ron Calderon (D-Montebello), who had succeeded one brother, Thomas, in the state Assembly and was succeeded...
  • California lawmakers suspend three disgraced senators with pay

    03/28/2014 12:28:09 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | March 28, 2014 | Laurel Rosenhall
    The California state Senate today took the unprecedented step of suspending three of its members who have been accused of crimes including corruption, perjury and conspiracy to traffic weapons -- a move that takes away their power but maintains their pay. With a vote of 28-1, senators ousted colleagues Democrats Leland Yee of San Francisco, Ron Calderon of Montebello and Rod Wright of Baldwin Hills with a resolution that says they can't resume office "until all criminal proceedings currently pending against them have been dismissed." Expelling them would be premature, Senate leader Darrell Steinberg said, because Yee and Calderon have...
  • Common Core Just Another Progressive Education Program

    In the last year there have been a lot of conservative rumblings against the new progressive education agenda called Common Core. This is yet another in a long line of new progressive initiatives since they created modern government education a century ago. The last was Outcome Based Education, which as usual failed to produce increased learning or test scores unless the tests were dumbed down. You say that it was a failure, the progressive left views this a success. The goal of American government education has never been about learning, it’s been about indoctrination. It’s about separating the next generation...
  • Dems' All-Night Talkathon on Climate Change Includes Swipes at Republicans' 'Dark Money'

    03/11/2014 9:13:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | 3/11/2014 | Susan Jones
    Democrats control the Senate, but instead of bringing up a Democrat-sponsored climate-change bill, a few dozen of them pulled an all-nigher on the Senate floor to draw attention to the issue. It's a clear indication that Democrats don't have the votes -- or the public support -- to pass their own climate-change legislation. And they blame the lack of bipartisanship on billionaire Republican donors and "all that dark money," as one Democrat described it.
  • Climate Change Could Mean No Guac For You — At Least At Chipotle

    03/04/2014 2:39:54 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 35 replies
    TIME ^ | March 4, 2014 | David Winograd
    Bad news for burrito lovers: Chipotle warned in its latest annual report that climate change might lead it to leave guacamole out of its burritos and bowls. The chain blames the possible change on higher prices. “In the event of cost increases with respect to one or more of our raw ingredients we may choose to temporarily suspend serving menu items, such as guacamole or one or more of our salsas, rather than paying the increased cost for the ingredients.” The company acknowledged such a move would be a massive disappointment to some of its customers. But, as ThinkProgress points...
  • Liberals Excited That Less Than 15 Percent of Federal Anti-Poverty Programs Are Effective

    03/04/2014 7:19:51 AM PST · by rktman · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 3/4/2014 | Cathy Reisenwitz
    ThinkProgress writer Igor Volsky seems genuinely excited that fewer than 15 out of 92 federal anti-poverty programs are somewhat effective. The results came out of a report commissioned by Representative Paul Ryan to evaluate the effectiveness of government programs put in place to combat the problem. The War on Poverty, 50 Years Later evaluates the at least 92 federal programs the government has created and finds that, “Despite trillions of dollars in spending, poverty is widespread.”
  • Nazism Paved the Way

    02/25/2014 3:46:21 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 14 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 25 February 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    First published on American Thinker. By Enza Ferreri Of all the myriad myths spread at light speed by the enemies of Christianity and astonishingly believed without much critical thought by vast numbers of people, one of the most surreal must be the idea that Nazism was Christian. This is part of an email I received from Tony, a supporter of my party Liberty GB, who sent me a long list of sharp attacks against Christianity after watching my video What Is Uniquely Good about Western Civilisation Derives from Christianity: For example Adolf Hitler was a Catholic and included proclamations...
  • Justina Pelletier’s Mother Collapses After Court Orders Daughter to Non-Medical Foster Care Facility

    02/25/2014 3:24:53 AM PST · by No One Special · 78 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | February 24, 2014 | Christian Newswire
    BOSTON,—The family of Justina Pelletier was emotionally distraught after a judge sentenced their sick daughter to the foster care system without access to her previous medical care. Justina is at the center of a legal battle between the Pelletier family and Boston Children’s Hospital over custody and proper medical treatment. Attorney Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel filed a motion for pro hac vice to represent the Pelletiers, but the judge took the rare move of allowing the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF) to respond to the motion, effectively denying the specialist attorney from arguing in the hearing. To...
  • Progressives’ Rules Of Outrage

    02/23/2014 5:53:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 23, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    The thing I like about most sports are the rules and how the winner is determined are pretty unambiguous. Score more points, cross the finish line first, jump higher, whatever, and you win. Should there be any foul play or skirting of the rules, there’s an official or referee there to cry foul. It’s simple and, to borrow a word from President Obama, fair. Politics, on the other hand, is quite different. Truth used to be the most potent weapon in the game of politics. It was the best tool with which to garner the most votes, and whoever got...
  • Failing Liberals Turn To Oppression To Hold On To Power

    02/17/2014 3:50:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 17, 2014 | Kurt Schlichter
    If you’re a conservative, you don't need to silence the opposition. In fact, we conservatives want liberals to talk, to make buffoons of themselves, to prove their folly. We want liberals to expound upon their ridiculous ideas, to show the world exactly what they're about. Nancy Pelosi? Give that tiresome woman a microphone. Chatty liberals are the best advertisement for conservatism. But liberals just can’t have conservatives speaking. We’ll tell the truth, and that’s why liberals need to shut us up. Their traditional intimidation tactics are wearing out. Calling someone a “racist” used to be a devastating moral indictment. Liberals’...
  • The Angry Left

    02/06/2014 3:27:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | February 6, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    The American left has never had it this good with two terms of an uncompromising leftist in the White House dedicated to its agenda, making and unmaking laws at a whim, siccing the IRS and federal prosecutors on his political enemies and transforming the country at a breathtaking pace. Obama is what generations of the left have worked toward. This is the flicker of hope they kept alive throughout the Nixon years, Carter’s collapse and the long stretch of Reaganomics. This is what Bill Clinton robbed them of by gauging his actions against the polls instead of blasting full steam...
  • Bloomberg's Private Militia

    01/25/2014 5:58:33 PM PST · by RetiredTexasVet · 20 replies
    1-26-14 | Retired Texas Vet
    Bloomberg's Private Militia. Former Mayor (and Czar) of New York City is starting his own private militia. Former Czar Bloomberg lives in fear in the crime ridden NYC jungle since he lost his police protection entourage when he left office. To rectify that he has decided to spend some of his own money to create a private militia. He has decided to encourage the 16 NYC police that previously guarded him to retire (and take their $80,000 or more yearly pensions) and come to work for him in his private militia at $150,000 or more per year. Although retired, the...
  • Obama's polls fall as middle class gets his number

    01/22/2014 7:18:48 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 37 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1-21-14 | Noemie Emery
    Are you dazed and confused by Barack Obama, the nominal Democrat, whose conduct as president since 2009 has seen him sink from nearly 70 percent to 40 percent or less in the national polling, from which he has seemed to learn nothing, but still marches on? Fear not, the doctor is in: Fred Siegel of the Manhattan Institute, whose latest book, The Revolt Against The Masses: How Liberalism Has Undermined the Middle Class, explains all you wanted to know about Obama, and much else. It explains why he never became the new Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy or Lyndon...
  • 7 Lies Liberals Tell Young Americans

    01/18/2014 3:58:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 18, 2014 | John Hawkins
    Saying that life is hard is kind of like saying the sun is hot, water is wet, or noting that politicians lie a lot. It's so obvious that anyone who's paying attention already knows that it's true. That being said, life's even harder when you're working under false assumptions that have been drilled into you by your teachers, college professors, Hollywood, and politicians in D.C. Much of what liberalism drums into the young skulls full of mush simply isn't true and millions of lives have been ruined by people finding it out the hard way. The good news is that...
  • Now All Can See Why Obama & Christie Get Along SO Damn Well!

    01/09/2014 3:56:55 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 29 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 09 January 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Both the same kind of unprincipled, vengeful,  mafioso-mentality thug that should never  be allowed anywhere near the levers of power... If we as constitutional conservatives somehow allow a Chris Christie nomination to become reality in 2016 after this latest scandal, then shame on us- the GOP Establishment golden boy's aides have been caught red-handed ordering bridge lanes closed for four days, creating traffic snarls  -and causing at least one death via ambulance delay- for no other reason than retaliation against a whole town (Fort Lee, NJ) because their Dem mayor (who Christie staffers referred to as 'that little Serbian') refused to endorse his...
  • Keep it Real, Conservatives

    01/05/2014 11:48:57 AM PST · by Starman417 · 13 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-05-14 | Blowhard
    "What do you mean 'Democrats are the real racists'"? How often has someone asked you this question? I get it all the time from younger people-- 30 and below especially. I used to recite the many instances of institutionalized racism Democrats authored and enforced to keep blacks slaves, then sharecroppers and segregated when it suited whites. I recite all the common talking points of Democrats voting against voting rights during the civil rights movement, rescinding voting rights 2 decades after Republicans gave blacks voting rights following the Civil War, the KKK being created by an elected Democrat as an enforcement...
  • Ripping Off the “Progressive” Mask

    01/03/2014 6:24:42 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | January 3, 2014 | By Cliff Kincaid
    In a column on the “remarkable lives” of some people who passed away in 2013, Republican strategist Karl Rove writes that British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, in concert with Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, and Pope John Paul II, “transformed the world.” He’s right that Reagan, Bush, Thatcher and the Pope did transform the world. In saying that Thatcher stood up to Soviet communism, however, he neglected to mention that the Soviet Communists fought back, attempting to assassinate Pope John Paul II. The Soviets lied about their involvement in this plot. Referring to Nelson Mandela, Rove says he...
  • The Ongoing Liberal Plague

    12/27/2013 5:46:47 PM PST · by rightwingerpatriot · 16 replies
    RightWingPatriot.com ^ | December 27, 2013 | RightWingPatriot
    There is a foul pestilence making its way across America today. Where once proud bastions of conservatism and traditional American values have stood the test of time, a lingering disease has penetrated and spreads its malicious infection. I'm talking about the progressive liberal plague that occurs when liberals pick up and leave bastions of liberal thinking and move to areas of the country where conservatism was the backbone of the culture. States such as Colorado, Texas, and Florida have all had an invasion of liberals. These entities have left behind states such as New York and Michigan after liberal policies...
  • Big union boss swipes liberal CMD propaganda for op-ed attacking ALEC

    12/19/2013 3:37:08 PM PST · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 2 replies
    Watchdog.org ^ | 12-19-13 | M.D. Kittle
    If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, what a compliment Michigan AFL-CIO President Karla Swift just paid to the liberal Center for Media and Democracy. In an op-ed piece in the Detroit News published Wednesday, Swift breathlessly rails against the American Legislative Exchange Council and the State Policy Network, describing each as “corporate-funded, right-wing organizations that push an agenda focused on attacking workers’ rights, blocking access to affordable (health care), defunding and privatizing public education, suppressing voting rights, lowering taxes for corporations and the ultra-wealthy, cutting essential public spending and destroying the environment.” Her critique certainly is not a...
  • Gallup: Record high fear 'big government' [72%]

    12/18/2013 1:06:08 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 18, 2013 | Julian Hattem
    A record number of Americans think that “big government” is the biggest threat to the country, according to a new poll. The Gallup survey released on Wednesday showed that 72 percent of people say that “big government” is a bigger threat to the country than “big labor” or “big business.” That’s the highest percentage of Americans who have expressed the preference since the pollster began asking the question in 1965. According to the poll, just 21 percent of Americans cite “big business” as the greatest threat to the country, and only 5 percent have concerns about “big labor.” The recent...
  • Union-backed group turning America’s West blue

    12/12/2013 5:19:45 PM PST · by Twotone · 2 replies
    Oregon Catalyst ^ | December 12, 2013 | Dustin Hurst & Shelby Sebens
    Examining the Portland, Ore.-based Bus Project, one could use plenty of adjectives to describe the operation’s tactics and activities: aggressive, unique and innovative. The one descriptor that group, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, wants you to believe, though, is the least-fitting: nonpartisan. Sure, the group holds a banner that professes to soar above partisan politics. “Not left. Not right. But Forward,” preaches the site of The Bus Project’s Montana affiliate, Forward Montana.
  • In Government We Trust: The Progressive Religion

    12/08/2013 7:05:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 8, 2013 | Derek Hunter
    With a storied history of attacking people of faith as extremists, radicals and the greatest threat this nation faces, it seems odd to see progressives embrace religion in their “advance the agenda at any and all costs” march. But they are, with vigor. The wheels are coming off the progressives’ dream of a cradle-to-grave entitlements, amnesty-ridden nanny state. Their wish list for complete government control – and their predictions the government shutdown would be the end of the GOP have been sacrificed to an Obamacare rollout that has enjoyed all the success of the Hindenburg (except on MSNBC, of course,...
  • The Horrific Story That Prompted David Horowitz’s Conservative Transformation

    12/04/2013 2:32:52 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 41 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 12-3-2013 | Erica Ritz
    David Horowitz, author of The Black Book of the American Left and the founder and president of the David Horowitz Freedom Center, has spoken at length about how he was raised by “card-carrying communists” who always “described themselves as progressives.” He followed in their footsteps, becoming one of the founders of the New Left in 1960′s, which he described as an organization “formed by children of communists who wanted to get away from the taint that Stalin had put on (communism), and revive the vision.” So what made the born-and-raised communist become the staunch conservative and defender of American liberties...
  • Hail to The Panderer in Chief

    11/27/2013 7:53:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    "I'm not a particularly ideological person," President Obama told an audience of donors in Seattle over the weekend. He added (in Reuters' words) that "pragmatism was necessary to advance the values that were important to him." This is an old refrain of Obama's. As he said in his first inaugural, "The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small, but whether it works." "What works" is a cruel standard for the author of Obamacare, which may be one reason the White House has taken to scrubbing the sobriquet from its website and the...
  • Bill Ayers: Left Wing Somehow Duped into Believing Obama Was a Leftist

    11/26/2013 11:14:03 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 60 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 11-26-13 | Andrew Kirell
    According to radical activist and Weather Underground co-founder Bill Ayers, American leftists were duped by prevailing conservative narratives into believing that President Obama himself was a tried-and-true leftist, and not the “middle-of-the-road” politician he declares himself to be. Speaking at a Washington, D.C., book store last Friday, Ayers explained that despite living near Obama in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood and crossing paths many times during their activism, he never viewed the future president as a dedicated “leftist” like himself. The remarks came in response to a question about whether Ayers ever doubted Obama’s credentials as a true “progressive” or “man...
  • Obama’s Noble Lies - serving a higher justice

    11/19/2013 1:59:37 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    National Review Online ^ | November 19, 2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    "........If ACA navigators on occasion have urged poor applicants to fudge on their eligibility, what is the big deal? Are those really lies—given that the system that reduced some Americans to poverty and the status of the uninsured is one big lie to begin with? When “regulations” are enforced about voter IDs, Obamaphones, or eligibility for disability insurance and food stamps, poor people suffer;when they are ignored,the real truth emerges and a higher justice is served...... Again,how could the president be accused of lying when he was helping the uninformed to be released from their “crap” coverage in order to...
  • Love Your Government—And Its Forms: The Common Core Prepares Young People for Bureaucracy

    11/18/2013 8:53:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 18, 2013 | Terrence Moore
    The Founding Fathers understood government forms. What they meant by the term was the arrangement of power found in any civil society, whether monarchy, aristocracy, or democracy. This is what Thomas Jefferson meant when he wrote in the Declaration, “That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it,” and “mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.” The careful, prudent balancing of the forms of government in the U.S. Constitution—combining...
  • What The Know-Nothings Know

    11/18/2013 6:52:05 AM PST · by servo1969 · 6 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | 11-18-2013 | Jeffrey T. Brown
    They know that members of the Tea Party are racist terrorists, though not one has ever been recorded or photographed engaging in either race-motivated diatribes or terrorism. Not ever. We'd know because it would have been on their news channels every day for months. They know that gun ownership causes murder, rather than the malice of the user. They know that how a gun looks makes it both more dangerous and more evil than another that does the same thing. They know that making more people vulnerable makes them safer, especially children in gun-free zones. They know that providing a...
  • (Live Thread) Obama will allow insurance companies to extend current plans [Lie Thread]

    11/14/2013 8:49:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 205 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 11/14/2013 | Lisa Mascaro
    WASHINGTON - President Obama will allow insurance companies to continue offering individual health plans that do not meet the standards of the Affordable Care Act through next year, according to a Democratic source on Capitol Hill familiar with the plans. The plan, which the president will announce Thursday morning, is intended to placate millions of consumers who have received cancellation notices from insurers in recent weeks. Obama had repeatedly promised that consumers would be able to keep plans that they liked. The president was under intense pressure from Democrats on Capitol Hill to find a fix. House Democrats have increasingly...
  • Obamacare Architect: Genetic "Lottery Winners" Have Been Paying An "Artificially Low Price"

    11/14/2013 9:44:04 AM PST · by C19fan · 76 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Nov 13, 2013 | Staff
    JONATHAN GRUBER, M.I.T.: Let’s start with understanding that we're not talking about the vast majority of Americans. This law is really leaving those with employer insurance, those with government insurance alone. We’re talking about a small minority of Americans that buy insurance on their own through the individual market. CHUCK TODD: Still millions of people. GRUBER: Exactly. It's 12 million people, about a third of which will end up paying more under this law. And that as you said in the introductions sort of the idea. We currently have a highly discriminatory system where if you’re sick, if you’ve been...
  • Will There Be Blood?

    10/21/2013 8:22:11 AM PDT · by FiddlePig · 69 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10-21-2013 | Allan Erickson
    Push is coming to shove is coming to open warfare. All hell is going to break loose. This is precisely what the Left wants: an excuse to take over. Almost three years ago I attended a meeting hosted by newly-elected Rep. Daniel Webster in Florida. Webster, a successful businessman, father, grandfather, and respected state legislator had just been elected to the House, defeating incumbent Alan Grayson, a witless thug from New York, big promoter of ObamaCare, the colossal disaster of the decade.
  • Abandoning All Pretense: Axelrod's Tweet Appears to Foreshadow MSNBC´s Move to 'What Progressives

    10/20/2013 7:50:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 10/20/13 | Tom Blumer
    Former Barack Obama campaign manager and current MSNBC senior political analyst David Axelrod today immaturely taunted those who disagree with him on Obamacare by tweeting the following question: "Isn´t it ironic that the most ardent opponents of the Affordable Care Act are now complaining that people can´t sign up fast enough?" At first blush, it would appear that Axelrod´s tweet might be out of bounds even at MSNBC. Based on the splash which greets those who enter "msnbc.com" in their browser´s address bar, you would be wrong:
  • POLICE INVESTIGATING GRAPHIC, VIOLENT THREATS MADE AGAINST TED CRUZ: ‘GO THE F*** BACK TO CANADA..

    10/19/2013 12:07:40 AM PDT · by onyx · 130 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Oct. 18, 2013 8:29pm | Jason Howerton
    It seems that the rhetoric against Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has gone from hateful to downright graphic and violent. The Capitol Police are investigating online threats made by an individual against the Texas senator, a Cruz spokesperson said Friday.The threatening posts were made on Twitter by someone who identifies himself as Troy Gilmore Jr. and uses the Twitter handle @ArmyVet54. He has also listed Cruz’s home address in Houston several times and argued he needs to be “taught a street wise lesson.”“Take down Ted Cruz, at his home,” the person tweeted, listing Cruz’s home address in Houston.“Lets Find Ted...
  • Glenn Beck Reveals a Story He Hasn’t Been Able to Share for Over a Year (GOPe coup)

    10/10/2013 6:10:47 AM PDT · by The_Victor · 52 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Oct. 9, 2013 8:21pm | Erica Ritz
    Glenn Beck shared a story with viewers on Wednesday that he’s been keeping close to the vest since before the 2012 election, explaining that he’s been waiting for the right time to say what exactly happened, and what it means for the country. It all began, Beck said, in what he believes was late August when he was getting ready to do a number of events with FreedomWorks. “It’s about 4:00 in the afternoon and I get a call from the president of FreedomWorks, Matt Kibbe, and I can hear the distress in his voice,” Beck said. “[Kibbe said], ‘Glenn,...
  • Why Progressives Always Get Tech Wrong

    10/07/2013 2:56:09 PM PDT · by giant sable · 16 replies
    Forbes.com ^ | October 7, 2013 | Michael S. Malone
    Two technology stories have filled the airwaves in recent days: the impending Twitter IPO, which is predicted to raise more than $1 billion; and the Obamacare online roll-out, which has crashed in a welter of locked-out applicants and frozen exchanges. The connections between the two events are deeper than you might think – and they represent the latest milestones along the diverging responses by industry and government to the birth of the technology revolution more than a century ago.
  • Boehner: Obama gambling with economy by refusing to talk

    10/07/2013 11:35:54 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 7, 2013 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Monday that President Obama is putting the economy at risk by refusing to negotiate with Republicans over spending and the debt ceiling. "The president's refusal to negotiate is hurting our economy and putting our country at risk," Boehner said on the House floor. Boehner expressed disbelief at reports that Obama would rather see a debt default than talk to Republicans. "This morning, a senior White House official this morning said that the president would rather default than to sit down and negotiate," he said. "Really?" "The American people expect when their leaders have differences, and...
  • School Tells Cop Scott Urkov Not To Wear Gun, Uniform When Picking Up Daughter

    10/03/2013 1:03:08 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 107 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | 10/03/2013 | By Jonathan Vankin
    While school districts around the country, in wake of the numerous school shootings that have plagued the United States in recent years, have debated whether to have armed guards on school grounds, one school in Arizona recently told a police officer to leave his gun at home — and for that matter, his uniform as well — when he picks up his daughter. Scott Urkov got a call from the principal of Entz Elementary School in Mesa, Arizona, after he showed up at the school in his full police uniform including his sidearm. The cop immediately took to Facebook...
  • "American Rifle and Pistol Association" -- the new name for Handgun Control, Inc.

    10/03/2013 12:53:05 PM PDT · by pabianice · 35 replies
    NRA - ARPA ^ | 10/3/13
    Now comes the latest gun-grabbing set of liars. Check-out their ridiculous website, which claims that ARPA is a "common sense set of hunters and target-shooters" who want to be "a third voice" in the gun debate. The web page asks you to sign-up. There is no article or link that actually tells you who they are or why they want your name and email. The site offers absolutely nothing. Noted in this month's "First Freedom."
  • 8-Year-Old Florida Boy Suspended for Making Gun Shape With Fingers: ‘It Was a Game’

    10/01/2013 1:32:36 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 47 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | october 1, 2013 | Liz Klimas
    A pretend game of cops and robbers landed a Florida elementary school boy with a very real suspension after he made a pretend gun with his thumb and index finger. The mother of 8-year-old Jordan Bennett said her son was only playing with his friend at Harmony Community School in St. Cloud. She fears his one-day suspension, which was handed down Friday, wrongly labels Jordan as a violent person. “There was nothing in his hand. He used his thumb and index finger,” Bonnie Bennett told WKMG-TV. “It was a game. He made no threatening advances or threats to harm anyone....
  • Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski Lashes Out At ‘Tea Baggers’ From U.S. Senate

    09/27/2013 10:42:23 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 84 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 9-27-2013 | Noah Rothman
    September 27, 2013 Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski Lashes Out At ‘Tea Baggers’ From U.S. Senate Noah Rothman Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) called into MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports on Friday after the Senate voted for a cloture motion to move forward with a resolution which would fund the government. She lashed out at the ‘tea baggers’ in Congress who have mounted an effort to defund the Affordable Care Act through the continuing resolution process. Mitchell began by asking Mikulski why the vote to move forward with a CR was happening on Friday rather than Thursday night. “The reason Ted Cruz stood...
  • Liberal talker Mike Malloy offers weapon to murder Sen. Ted Cruz

    09/26/2013 8:31:44 AM PDT · by MissTed · 134 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 9/26/13 | Staff
    After Ted Cruz's marathon 21-hour filibuster on the Senate floor, liberal talk show host Mike Malloy expressed a desire to see the Texas Republican killed, offering to provide the murder weapon, Newsbusters' Tim Graham reported Wednesday. "And wing nut radio host Mark Levin or Levin said yesterday, the Republican leader in the Senate, Mitch McConnell, just stabbed Ted Cruz and Mike Lee in the back!
  • The new MSNBC.com: It’s ‘what progressives have been waiting for’

    09/22/2013 8:33:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9/22/13 | Jessica Chasmar
    MSNBC has revamped its website, billing itself as “what progressives have been waiting for.” When visiting MSNBC.com, guests are now prompted to choose between NBC News, “for breaking news and reporting,” on the left side of the screen, and MSNBC, “what progressives have been waiting for,” on the right side. “Want a sneak-peek at the new MSNBC.com?” the prompt asks. After clicking “Let’s go,” visitors are offered the opportunity to register their email address to be notified when the new site is launched and “Join in the conversation with the progressive community.” According to The Daily Caller, NBC News announced...