Caution: Amnesty is hazardous to your political health

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December 16, 2014
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A strong correlation between supporting amnesty and doing poorly in the GOP primary. Doesn’t bode well for liberal Republican Jeb Bush.

Will 2016 be 2008 with the parties reversed?

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December 12, 2014
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After all, 2012 was 2004 with the parties switched – Despite the failure of his signature initiative (Iraq for Bush 43, Obamacare for Obama), the president gets re-elected by 3 points by dividing the country and ginning up his base vote.

2014 was 2006 with the parties switched – the president’s party loses control of Congress because fatigue, and the unpopularity of his signature initiative, finally catch up with him.

So will 2016 be a repeat of 2008, with Rand Paul playing the role of Obama, Jeb Bush playing the role of Hillary Clinton, and Hillary Clinton playing John McCain?

Hands up, don’t shoot!

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December 9, 2014
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What Michael Brown was doing, right before he tried to kill a cop and got killed himself:

Hey, remember when a rapist was president?

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December 8, 2014
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North Korea Goes Full Truther

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December 2, 2014
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In this site’s long and proud tradition of reprinting dispatches from KCNA, the North Korean “news” agency, here’s the latest gem:

It is just the U.S. imperialism, chief mastermind of evils, that poses a serious threat to humankind’s existence, said Kim Hyok Hwan, a department director of the C.C., DPRK Red Cross Society.

Referring to the fact that the deadly Ebola virus has been reported to be spread by the U.S., stunning the world community, Kim told KCNA:
As an aide to ex-President Reagan disclosed, the U.S. has been bent on the development of bio-weapons for its supremacy over the world. In the course it invented a progenitor of Ebola virus for the purpose of launching a biological warfare.

The U.S. Department of Defense paid 140 million dollars to a foreign pharmaceutical firm for research into Ebola virus and chose African countries as a bio-weapon testing ground, according to a Liberian professor.

The world media reported that Ebola cases broke out after some American members of the Medecins sans frontieres (MSF) toured Africa.
Russian, Singaporean and American newspapers criticized that the U.S. developed anti-Ebola virus vaccine through experiment on Ebola contagion, but has prevented this vaccine from being known to the world, only for its own interests.

As admitted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. imperialists have long conducted vivisections with fatal epidemics, inflicting untold sufferings on mankind.
AIDS, known as pest in the 20th century, was also developed by the U.S. imperialist homicides, and it still remains an incurable epidemic.

Read Darren Wilson’s Testimony

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November 25, 2014
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Page 195 of the grand jury transcript.

Here’s a summary. Eyewitnesses backed up Wilson.

Proved: Pollsters cook their polls

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November 16, 2014
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Great minds think alike (eventually)

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November 14, 2014
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PoliPundit, January 2011: Unfortunately (for the nation, but fortunately for Republicans), I think an increasingly monolithic white vote will be a feature of future elections across the country, as...

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Liberals ❤ Science

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November 12, 2014
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Unless it involves actual progress:

Ian Somerhalder, star of The CW series “Vampire Diaries,” has publicly shown his opposition to a proposal to set up a fracking well in St. Tammany Parish.

Somerhalder attended a public meeting Wednesday at Lakeshore High School, where many in the crowd waved signs against fracking, Nola.com/The Times-Picayune reported (http://bit.ly/1tJ2CNU ).

Somerhalder’s presence “could explain why there are more teen-agers at this meeting than at earlier meetings” about the proposal by Helis Oil & Gas Co., a reporter wrote in a comment to an earlier story, posted as live coverage.

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Some people in the crowd hissed when the company’s second speaker, Adam Bourgoyne — a retired dean of Louisiana State University’s engineering school — said Helis had chosen a good, safe site, Nola.com ‘ The Times Picayune reported.

John Connor, a geotechnical and environmental engineer for a consulting company, said the well would use about 5 million gallons of water from a private pond.

Some people in the crowd shouted when Connor said fracking chemicals “absolutely can’t” get into groundwater through the well’s triple barrier of pipes and casing.

Schadenfreude

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November 6, 2014
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Obamacare cuts a swathe through Democrats

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November 5, 2014
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Which was the most surprising election result of 2014?

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November 5, 2014
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Click Comments and discuss. Some suggestions (RCP has all the results in concise form):

Ed Gillespie within a point of Mark Warner in Virginia
Mitch McConnell won by 15
Paul LePage remains Maine’s governor
The polls in Colorado leaned Democrat for a change
Rick Scott held on in Florida
Scott Walker won by 6 in Wisconsin
John Kasich won by 31 points (!) in Ohio
Republicans picked up at least 3 governorships
Republicans picked up 9 Senate seats
Republicans likely won 248 House seats, the most since 1930
Michael Grimm won his House seat by 13 points in New York
Republicans set more records in state legislative races than I can list here
My state senator, Andy Hill, easily overcame millions of attack dollars from hyper-liberal billionaire Tom Steyer