Monday, November 10, 2014

Obamacare Architect: We Passed the Law Thanks to the ‘Stupidity of the American Voter! ^ 

One of the architects of Obamacare said the law was written in a deliberately “tortured” way and relied on the “stupidity of the American voter” to ensure its passage. In a newly unearthed 2013 clip, Jonathan Gruber, the MIT health economist who helped craft parts of the Affordable Care Act, got fairly candid about the tactics used to get the Affordable Care Act passed during a panel at the Annual Health Economists’ Conference last year.
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Powerline ^ | November 10,2014 | JOHN HINDERAKER 

When things are going badly for the Democrats, many conservatives like to watch MSNBC. The pain of the network’s anchors and personalities is so palpable, so…enjoyable. If, like me, you didn’t tune in to MSNBC on election night–it would take more than schadenfreude to get me to watch Rachel Maddow, Al Sharpton and Chris Matthews–you can enjoy this distillation of MSNBC dismay, prepared by Washington Free Beacon. It takes just a minute and a half, and is worth every second:

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Jon Voight: President Obama ‘must be stopped’!

The Washington Times ^ | November 10, 2014 | Jennifer Harper 

Academy Award winning actor Jon Voight has issued a call to arms as the nation honors their military with heartfelt thanks and thoughtful appreciation. He is fed up with President Obama’s “executive privilege” and urges Americans to voice some outrage.
“Today is Veteran’s Day. We honor all our living and fallen heroes - thousands of young men who sacrificed their lives so we can live as free men. One of our own young Marines, Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, was just released from a Mexican prison after long tortuous months, and we just found out from his own words during a Greta Van Susteran interview that he tried to kill himself with a broken light bulb that he plunged into his neck hoping to die, as to not endure his torture any longer,”; Mr. Voight tells The Washington Times, citing a recent Fox News interview with the U.S. Marine.
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Influence of Sens. Cornyn, Cruz soars but in different ways

The Dallas Morning News ^ | November 8, 2014 | Todd G. Gillman 

John Cornyn is the even-keeled insider. Ted Cruz is the brash, ambitious bomb-thrower.
The GOP takeover of the Senate last week puts the two Texas Republicans in a white-hot spotlight — and potentially a collision course.
As deputy majority leader, Cornyn’s main task will be to keep the party unified behind an agenda and strategy set by the incoming majority leader, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. Cruz, by contrast, wouldn’t even pledge to support McConnell for the leadership post, before or after Tuesday night’s sweeping victory.
“Ted’s going to be a leader. He’s not just going to be an agitator,” said Ralph Reed, chairman of the Faith and Freedom coalition and a longtime Cruz friend. “But sometimes to become a leader, you’ve got to rattle the cage.”
The friction Cruz has caused in the Senate has been so overt, McConnell made light of it the day after the elections. Speaking in Louisville, Ky., he mentioned four people who’d called with congratulations. Apart from House Speaker John Boehner, it sounded like a list of adversaries, including a chastened president, a deposed majority leader, and an unruly backbencher.
“I got a call from the president. Also Senator [Harry] Reid, and the speaker, and Ted Cruz, too. I thought you’d be interested,” McConnell told reporters, drawing chuckles. “All of them have the view that we ought to see what areas of agreement there are and see if we can make some progress for the country.”
Cruz has made efforts in recent months to ingratiate himself with colleagues he irritated in the first 18 months of his tenure. He stumped for Senate nominees in key races in Iowa, Georgia and Kansas, all of whom won. He made a long trip last weekend to Alaska to stump for Republican Dan Sullivan....
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Willie Brown: Hillary Clinton 'Is Going to Lose'

Breitbart California ^ | November 9, 2014 | Joel B. Pollak 

Veteran California politician Willie Brown has warned this weekend that presumptive Democratic Party presidential nominee Hillary Clinton "is going to lose" in 2016 "[u]nless there are some serious readjustments to the Democratic operation."
Brown made his remarks in his regular column in the San Francisco Chronicle, as he attempted to draw lessons from his party's stunning nationwide losses in the midterm elections.
"Everybody keeps asking me, “Why did this happen?’" Brown wrote. "Beats me. When it came to the elections, I was a dreamer who thought the Democrats were going to retain the Senate. Instead, we got walloped."
Brown suggested that Democrats erred by running away from President Barack Obama, "which simply played into the Republicans’ strategy of portraying him as a failure." The party also failed to turn out young voters, he said.
"Hillary Rodham Clinton must be wondering whether she really wants to run for president. Unless there are some serious readjustments to the Democratic operation, she is going to lose," Brown concluded....
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POST-ELECTION, Obama Vows to Finish Destroying America! ^ | November 9, 2014 | Paul Hair 

Republicans have been ecstatic over their mid-term election victories this week but they seem to be oblivious to the fact that Obama just vowed to finish destroying America. He is serious about taking revenge on the country for daring to vote against him and he is serious about fulfilling the goal of his lifelong agenda.
As soon as the press had the opportunity to talk to Obama following the Tuesday elections he made it clear that his priority would be to further his war on America by way of illegal alien invaders. He swore to use executive action to flood the nation with this invading force. He also had the audacity to say that he was fully justified in doing so simply because Congress won’t do it for him.
Obama is acting as a dictator. He states that the immigration system is broken and he believes his stating so makes it true. He then believes that Congress should take the steps he says must be taken to “fix” the system (i.e. grant amnesty to millions of aliens) lest he unilaterally act on his own. Apart from the lie that the immigration system is broken (it isn’t; he refuses to enforce the law) no president has the authority to bypass Congress if it won’t do what he desires. One of the central purposes of the Constitution is to prevent a president from doing whatever he wants. Thus, legislative refusal to do Obama’s bidding does not grant him authority to go around it. “Constitutional scholar” Obama pretends he doesn’t know this.
But unless the American people stop him Obama will break the law. He will exact his revenge on law-abiding citizens by making them a minority and replacing them with a population of foreign enemies loyal to him and the tyrannical left.
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Rick Perry: America's Next President Will Not Be a Senator!

breitbart ^ | Nov. 9, 2014 | Adelle Nazarian 

LOS ANGELES, California—In an exclusive interview at Breitbart News Network's headquarters, Texas Gov. Rick Perry said President Barack Obama would cement a legacy of being the worst president in American history if he moves forward on executive amnesty.

"I don't think this man wants to go down as the absolute worst president in the United States — although the jury is still out on that," Perry said, adding that if Obama moves forward on executive amnesty "he will be guaranteed that slot. Because the American people will not accept an executive order that basically takes our constitution and throws it out the window. They will not accept that."

Perry, considering a repeat presidential bid in 2016, had just spoken at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library for an event celebrating the 50th anniversary of Reagan's famous "A Time For Choosing" speech. Among his scalding criticisms of Obama, Perry explained the president's failings as due to his background as a U.S. senator – something that happens to apply to several of his would-be challengers for the GOP presidential nomination.
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DOJ grants $63 million for social justice school discipline promoted by Bill Ayers! ^ | November 7, 2014 | DANETTE CLARK 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Department of Justice’s National Institute of Justice recently promised a whopping $63 million to investigate school safety programs and to reward districts for implementing “restorative justice” and other related school discipline programs.

According to an October 1st statement from Attorney General Eric Holder, “This funding is being awarded as part of the Comprehensive School Safety Initiative – a large-scale, multi-agency research effort to build practical, and scientifically-sound, knowledge about effective ways to increase school safety nationwide.”

However, according to a review of past and current restorative justice initiatives in schools, the funding appears to be just another effort to expand whole-child social justice reforms touted by far-left progressive educators like William Ayers.

Believing that the American education system is inherently racist and oppressive and students of color only act out because they are victims of that system, Ayers began writing about restorative justice alternatives to school discipline many years ago. Examples are his 1998 book, A Kind and Just Parent, and 2001 book, Zero Tolerance: Resisting the Drive for Punishment in Our Schools.
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Two Midterm Elections Have Hollowed Out The Democratic Party!

Washington Post ^ | 11/08/2014 | Dan Balz 

The more serious problem for Democrats is the drubbing they’ve taken in the states, the breeding ground for future national talent and for policy experimentation. Republicans have unified control — the governorship and the legislature — in 23 states, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Democrats control just seven. Democrats hold 18 governorships, but only a handful are in the most populous states.
In California, Gov. Jerry Brown won again at age 76, his fourth, non-consecutive term in the governor’s office. His victory means that younger Democrats will have to wait until 2018 to compete for one of the nation’s most high-profile political jobs. In New York, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo won a second term, but can’t get out of Clinton’s shadow. The only other state among the top 10 in population held by the Democrats is Pennsylvania, newly won by Tom Wolf.
Meanwhile, Republicans control governorships in Florida, Texas, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Georgia and Massachusetts. Democrats were hoping to knock off Republicans Scott Walker in Wisconsin, Rick Scott in Florida and Rick Snyder in Michigan. All survived. In Ohio, John Kasich won by the second-largest margin in state history, thanks in part to the implosion of his Democratic opponent.
But a political party cannot be constructed around two individuals (Obama and Clinton), as Democrats seem to be today. Winning the presidency and taking back the Senate will be the Democrats’ top priorities in the next two years. The bigger challenge of rebuilding the party in the states and nurturing a new generation of leaders should be just as urgent.
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Crazy Smart: Why the Tea Party is more savvy, sophisticated, & disciplined than you think!

Slate ^ | November 9, 2014 | Betsy Woodruff 

At first glance, the 2014 midterms look like a catastrophe for the Tea Party. Sarah Palin’s candidates lost in state after state, conservatives like Louisiana’s Rob Maness who proudly embraced the Tea Party label got walloped, and favorites of the so-called RINO surrender caucus—including Thom Tillis and incumbent Sen. Lamar Alexander—sailed to wins in their primaries ahead of their victories last Tuesday.
But movement conservative and Tea Party Republicans see it differently. They argue that their strategy for this cycle worked out fairly well—at the very least, well enough for them to see no reason to shift strategy. Prominent conservative activists who backed upstart challengers like Maness and Chris McDaniel in Mississippi are eager to push back against the emerging narrative that GOP gains in the 2014 midterms were the result of establishment Republicans’ efforts to “kick out the crazies”—for lack of a better term. In retrospect, these activists feel little regret for how the 2014 midterms played out; if anything, they feel vindicated.
Conservatives’ biggest win came early in the cycle, in the Nebraska Republican primary between former Bush administration official Ben Sasse and former Nebraska treasurer Shane Osborn. The ideological differences between those two candidates were a tad inscrutable—the two weren’t identical, but they probably had more in common than any other top primary contenders....
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A Massive, Humiliating And Awesome Rejection Of The Liberals! ^ | November 10, 2014 | Kurt Schlichter 

It's been almost a week and I am still giggling like a women-gendered schoolchild as I gaze out over the smoking ruins of the Obama dream. The voters spoke, and what they said to Obama was, “You suck.”
But we need to move on from our glorious festival of schadenfreude and strike while the enemy is in disarray. This is an opportunity we must seize. This elections’ utter and complete repudiation of everything these progressive punks proclaim must be Viagra for an impotent GOP establishment.
Time to run up the score on these liberal twerps.
We have already seen the liberal response to the voters treating them like a guy who just came back from West Africa and now wants a hug. It’s as pathetic as it is predictable.
“Oh, the voters meant nothing by their total rejection of everything we stand for.”
“Oh, the voters were just angry at incumbents, which is why they reelected all the Republican incumbents and only a few of the liberal ones.”
And my personal favorite:
“Oh, this is actually bad news for the Republicans because now the GOP is going to have a civil war between the real conservatives and spineless rhinos.”
Now that one may have a ring of truth, but not how the liberals think. If there's a GOP Civil War, it's the establishment that loses.
But there is not going to be a GOP civil war, as long as the establishment does not misunderstand this election as a validation of their past policies of appeasement, spending, and old-time crony corporatism.
Let's make a couple things really, really clear. We are not going to do the amnesty thing. No. Nope. Nuh-uh. The voters were pretty unequivocal that as much as the Chamber of Commerce wants zillions of people shipped in to work for peanuts at the gigantic box stores that fund the Chamber of Commerce, an important part of the electorate does not. That part of the electorate is known as “normal Americans.”
Getting the Senate back should not be misunderstood as a golden opportunity to shaft the people who saved your miserable establishment necks. Don’t even go there.
No amnesty. What are your questions about how amnesty is not going to be a thing?
Now, Obama – who apparently was whacking balls on the putting green last Tuesday and didn't hear about the election until he read it in the paper – may pull some executive shenanigans to get around that annoying Constitution, but we are not going to help him. We are going to let him trip himself up by undercutting the wages of millions and millions of working-class Americans.
Hey, you know how we Republicans need to reach out to minority voters? How about we be the party that didn’t import zillions of foreigners to take their jobs?
Nor is this an opportunity to focus on compromises about things like corporate tax reform that makes us look like the Party of the Country Club, or expanded copyright protection for entertainment companies that fund our enemies. The Republicans I saw working the phones and banging on doors last week don’t belong to country clubs, and they’re sick and tired of Hollywood portraying them as banjo-strumming in-breds bent on ambushing innocent canoers.
How about we not alienate our base in order to assist our enemies? Yeah, let’s give that option a whirl.
The next two years are not about pursuing some magical bipartisan compromise that will merely slow our descent into socialism. It’s about stopping that descent.
The only purpose of this Congress is to the set the conditions for the election of a conservative Republican president and the retention of both houses of Congress in 2016. Anyone who starts talking about “governing” – yeah, you know who I mean – should be gagged, put in a vinyl gimp suit, and locked in a box in the Senate cellar until December 2016. Sure, there will be establishment Republicans intrigued by this idea, maybe even aroused, but be that as it may, this is not the time to go back to business as usual.
This is the time to prepare to complete the destruction of the progressive dream.
We can do this, because we are a new GOP. We need to understand who we now are. We are not the party of old white people. We elected the first black senator from the south. We elected a black woman from Utah. We elected a woman who was a combat leader in Iraq. We are the party that doesn't care where your grandfather came from or whether or not you possess the plumbing to give birth. We are the party of Americans, not just a collection of checkboxes on some diversity cop’s clipboard.
Our enemies are out of ammo – they shot blanks last week. Mark Uterus went all in with the gynecology platform and even liberal newspapers mocked him. People who are not even conservatives start giggling when you mention the “War on Women,” and regular people routinely smirk as they blame any minor misfortune on racism.
“McDonald’s forgot my McNuggets. So racist. Hahahahahaha.”
When you party’s entire platform becomes a punchline, you’ve got a problem. The Democrats bet it all on grievances, and now grievances are just a joke. They got nothing.
Hell, what's Hillary going to run on the 2016? Her formidable list of achievements? Let’s list them:
One: She’s accomplished being female.
Two: Something about Burma, or whatever its name is this week.
Three: She raised awareness of, uh, awareness.
And no, covering up for a serial sexual predator husband does not count as an achievement. Hillary Clinton is as fit for the presidency as Lena Dunham is for running a preschool.
But we can still blow it. Let's not fool ourselves – we conservatives have not completely made our case to the American people. Let's not misinterpret this election as a rousing vindication of ourselves. We still need to make the case for free enterprise. We still need to make the case for civil rights. We still need to make a case for conservatism, and going back to business as usual by passing out corporate welfare to a bunch of guys who all look like the Monopoly Man is not going to do it.
In public, let's be friendly and hopeful and helpful and offer to reach our hands across the aisle to work with President Obama and maybe even go golfing with him and stuff. But let's understand that our real goal is to destroy everything he stands for – the lies, the elitism, the quasi-fascist dream of controlling every aspect of other people’s lives.
This is the time to strike. Our enemies on the run. Anyone in the military knows that you defeat the enemy in detail during a rout. Let's hunt them down. Let's finish off progressivism as an ideology. And let's do it by not being stupid.

Scott Walker: 'Big Loser' Hillary is 'Everything That's Wrong with Washington'!

Breitbart ^ | 11-9-14 | Tony Lee 

After winning re-election last Tuesday, Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Hillary Clinton was a "big loser" in the midterms and embodies "everything that's wrong with Washington."
Walker, whose re-election has made him a top presidential contender, is not the first potential GOP 2016 candidate to attack potential opponent Clinton.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), another top presidential contender, immediately started a "Hillary's Losers" campaign on social media on Tuesday, highlighting all of the Democrats who lost after Clinton campaigned for them.
Walker also said on Meet The Press that voters are fed up with the Washington that Clinton embodies. He said that any of the 31 GOP governors would make better presidents than people from Washington. He said voters can find "bottom-up" solutions that are "fresh" and "organic" on the state level.
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