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Saturday, November 15, 2014

During the heyday of the ObamaCare push, Jonathan Gruber was whiz-kid-in-chief. His number-crunching on the benefits of the plan was frequently cited by Democrats trying to sell the proposal to the public.

Now, Washington Democrats have a new message: He's not with us. read more

Friday, November 14, 2014

Over the past three days, conservative news outlets have posted multiple videos of Jonathan Gruber, an MIT health economist who worked on Romneycare and Obamacare, crediting the "stupidity" of American voters as one reason that the health law passed. read more

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

While he was early voting on Friday, a Douglasville, Georgia man said he was asked to remove a hat he wears everywhere, which reads "NRA Instructor," because poll workers said it was too closely associated with the Republican Party. Laurie Fulton, the Douglas County board of elections supervisor, said the decision was made out of an abundance of caution. "The courts have found that anything that suggests associated with the NRA in many people's perceptions is associated with the Republican Party," Fulton told Fox Atlanta. "So in an overabundance of caution [he] was asked to remove the hat so that no one could interpret that we were playing any favoritism over one party versus the other." read more

Monday, October 27, 2014

(Ex-CBS reporter, Sharyl Attkisson) "Many in the media," she writes, "are wrestling with their own souls: They know that ObamaCare is in serious trouble, but they're conflicted about reporting that. Some worry that the news coverage will hurt a cause that they personally believe in. They're all too eager to dismiss damaging documentary evidence while embracing, sometimes unquestioningly, the Obama administration's ever-evolving and unproven explanations."
One of her bosses had a rule that conservative analysts must always be labeled conservatives, but liberal analysts were simply "analysts." "And if a conservative analyst's opinion really rubbed the supervisor the wrong way," says Attkisson, "she might rewrite the script to label him a ‘right-wing' analyst." read more

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Tens of thousands of federal workers are being kept on paid leave for at least a month -- and often for longer stretches that can reach a year or more -- while they wait to be punished for misbehavior or cleared and allowed to return to work, government records show.

During a three-year period that ended last fall, more than 57,000 employees were sent home for a month or longer. The tab for these workers exceeded $775 million in salary alone. read more


"I only commented on the fact that he wasn't using the term "-------" as if he was saying it, but was, as you correctly point out, creating a strawman arguement."

Personally, I think what he said is pretty much right on the mark...

"The relationship of Negroes and Democrats is truly a master-slave relationship,..."

I truly believe also that it was one of LBJ's "Great Society" to establish exactly that result.

I fully expect the other things he said were truthful as well. For instance...

"Locally, gangs and their associated criminal activity are obviously dominated by immigrants, especially Hispanic immigrants. You cannot read a story about criminals or watch a news report locally without noticing a grossly disproportionate amount of Hispanic involvement."

With the keyword, "locally," and being aware of the number of illegal Hispanics in Nevada being involved in drugs, he's probably accurate. Why do "progressives" want to ignore truths like these and sugar coat the problem instead of recognizing the truth?

With this next quote, he falls in line with James Webb, former Senator of VA and a very possible 2016 presidential candidate. Both expressed the same thing twenty years ago...(incidentally, Webb's my favorite democrat of all today)

"Today, when Army men look at women in the ranks with 'longing in their eyes' it very well may constitute 'sexual harassment.' The truth is, women do not belong in the Army or Navy or Marine Corps, except in certain limited fields."

AND, I totally agree with his statement of resignition...

"For the greater good of the State of Nevada and the cause I support it is necessary for me to withdraw as Speaker Designee." He goes on:
The tens of thousands of people who both read my columns and listened to my radio shows through two decades in the media know this has been a carefully orchestrated attack to remove a conservative Republican from a major leadership role in State government. The deliberate character assassination and the politics of personal destruction have totally distorted my views and record. Ultimately, this whole attack has very little to do with my views. The powers that be are planning a massive, more than one billion dollar, tax increase and I stood in the way as Speaker. I have already served two terms as an Assemblyman without any of these vicious attacks. It was only when I had risen to leadership that this smear campaign occurred. That is the real reason for this and it is vital the public understands that."

"The confederate flag in his office doesn't help, either."

I seriously doubt you even know what THE confederate flag is.

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