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Sun Tzu predicted Republicans’ and Tea Partiers’ defeat over 2,500 years ago

Well before the government shutdown had begun, I knew it was a supremely stupid idea and a fight that would gain nothing for Republicans and the Tea Party (other than further damage of their image in the American people’s eyes), and I warned my friends on Facebook who thought it was a good idea they were wrong. On October 11th, ...

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How Advice from Three Frenchmen Could Have Won the Shutdown Battle

Speaker John Boehner is the Adm. Karl Dönitz of Republican politics. Hemmed in on one side by the pounding batteries of the Mainstream Media and on the other by a mob of howling leftists eager to send him to a self–criticism session on MSNBC — Boehner desperately tries to negotiate a surrender to Supreme Commander Obama that will leave him ...

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Why the government shutdown is the worst idea ever

House Speaker John Boehner flanked by his House colleagues. Photo credit: Associated Press/J. Scott Applewhite. Never, ever shut down the federal government again. – President Bill Clinton, 1996 State of the Union Address   As everyone knows, on October 1st at midnight, the federal government shut down for the first time in 17 years. This event has had and will ...

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A Disgrace Worthy of a Resignation

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It is unconscionable. It is rude, insensitivity, callus and unacceptable. With the news that family members of fallen soldiers killed in Afghanistan are not only being denied death benefits, but are being denied transportation to Dover AFB for the arrival of the caskets containing the remains of their loved ones, the Obama Administration has crossed a “red line” with the ...

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CNN having a really bad week

Tanjila Ahmed (CC)

CNN really isn’t having a very good week, thanks to the government shutdown and the opening of the ObamaCare insurance exchange websites. While the headlines have been full of unintended consequences of both of these events, from WWII veterans “storming” the monument to their service, to complaints about glitches on the ObamaCare websites, CNN has been forced into a corner ...

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Government Shutdown?…Blame Obama & Reid

sankar govind (CC)

There are two statements one can make with certainty about the current situation inside the beltway. First, truth is a rare commodity. What was promised to be the most transparent administration in American history has proven to, by comparison, make Richard Nixon’s Administration look like Wikileaks. And second, the Republican Party, at its highest level, has a lethal messaging problem. ...

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