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Cliven Bundy: My 'Negro' Remarks Were Totally Not Racist

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This is a repost via 'repost.us' of an article on our friend Anomaly's FreakOutNation site. Thanks, Anomaly!

Cliven Bundy explains: My ‘negro’ remarks were totally not racist (via FreakOutNation)

Cliven Bundy’s remarks on ‘the negro’ have exploded on the Internet, so much so that Republicans are distancing themselves from the old moocher. Still yet, Bundy insists he’s not a racist. This is what he said via an interview with the New York…

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Senator Heller Supports Bundy Breaking the Law : Nevada

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This is a repost via repost.us from our friend Alan Colmes at Liberaland.

Senator Heller Supports Bundy Breaking The Law (via Liberaland)

On a typical weekday afternoon in Mesquite, Nevada, a young girl and her grandma are sitting in a local Subway sandwich shop. In walks two men with rifles slung over their shoulders and a firearm on either side. Neither has bathed in several days. The…

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Courageous Bundy Ranch supporters strategized to use women as human shields during the standoff

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This is a repost via repost.us of an article on our friend Anomaly's FreakOutNation site. Thanks, Anomaly!

Courageous Bundy Ranch supporters strategized to use women as human shields during the standoff (via FreakOutNation)

The  Conservative site The Blaze reported on the Bundy Ranch ‘range war’ and revealed that Former Arizona Sheriff Richard Mack and other organizers who joined the protest during his land dispute with the feds planned to put women on the front lines…


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Makers, takers and fakers at Nevada's Bundy Ranch

Conservatives want to make divorce more difficult for your freedoms and stuff

Koch Brothers Back Right-Wing Militia Terrorists in Nevada Land Dispute

MUST-SEE: Bill Maher explains abundance of right-wing radio

Feds To Continue Efforts To Ends Dispute With Nevada Rancher

Quitter Sarah Palin Endorses Quitter Karen Handel Based On Something Neither of Them Did

Jeb Bush Crashes and Burns Already as His Name Gets Booed By Conservatives

Christie accused of meddling with state ethics agency

How to Put that Nevada Rancher and his Right-Wing Supporters behind Bars

CBO: Affordable Care Act getting even more affordable

Another Republican Goes Down as Rick Perry Is The Focus Of a Criminal Investigation

Can’t We Just Say the Roberts Court Is Corrupt?

Louisiana lawmakers make holy push

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Nevada Rancher Warns Land Dispute With BLM 'Could Turn Into' Next Waco

Steve Utash, Victim Of Mob Beating, Wakes Up After 9 Days

George W. Bush Slips In A Dirty Joke During Civil Rights Speech

Surprise: Tea Partier Mississippi's Chris McDaniel Defends Confederate Group: 'Not Racist'

Video: Colorado’s first marijuana vending machine unveiled

100-Year-Old Message In A Bottle Plucked From Baltic Sea

Mitch McConnell Wants You To Forget That He Protected a Senator Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Video: Violence Breaking Out Between Protesters and BLM Officers over Cattle Dispute

Republicans Revise The History Of Slavery to Make Themselves The Party of Equal Rights

Republican House Candidate Says Incest Exemptions in Abortion Laws Are Unnecessary

Iowa Governor Signs Away Separation of Church and State

Obama Calls Out Republicans For Embarrassing the Nation on Equal Pay

Wife of Fox News chief Roger Ailes threatens to sue woman over sharing a Facebook post

Lawbreaking Rancher Cliven Bundy Wins Victory That Will Embolden Domestic Terrorists

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GOP woos the Jews: The Awkward Moments

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Potential Republican 2016 presidential contenders went out of their way to woo the Jews yesterday, specifically billionaire Sheldon Adleson. The elitest of the elite (read: wealthiest) GOP donors showed up in Las Vegas at a Very Special Event. Members of the Republican Jewish Coalition were holding auditions, and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Ohio Governor John Kasich, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush were strutting their cringe-worthy stuff in one way or another.

Citizens United does it again: How to win buy friends politicians and influence people elections.

Being one of many Jews who would never open my wallet for any of those possible candidates, I tend to find humor in situations like these. And this time I found it courtesy of an article in the Los Angeles Times that included some of the more awkward moments.

Let's begin with how Gov. "Heartbroken" tried to shake off his Bridgegate scandal and how determined he was to rescue his damaged career by kissing Adeleson's ass bank account:

For Christie, Saturday's tryout showed the potential for missteps when governors wade into foreign policy at this early stage. During an otherwise warmly received speech, Christie's mention of a helicopter flight over "occupied territories" — terminology used by Israel's critics — during his trip to Israel sent murmurs and whispers of surprise through the conservative audience.

Oops, "murmurs and whispers of surprise" couldn't have done much to salvage his image. So much for Gov. "Who Moi?" and his efforts to restore some of the credibility he never had.

Scott Walker's anemic overtures to Jews whom he couldn't believably relate to at all went this way:

The candidates' attempts to connect with the audience appeared awkward at times. Walker emphasized that he decorates his house during the holidays with Christmas lights as well as a menorah candle. He also noted that his son's name, Matthew, means "gift from god" in Hebrew.

Via onamatopoeia.wordpress.com

You've heard of Christian Mingle? This "What Happens in Vegas Pays in Vegas Moment" was a little like Jewish Mingle. A speed dating version of courting a roomful of donors. John Kasich's version of flirtation was trying to ingratiate himself by flaunting his first-name basis palsy-walsitude with Sheldon:

Kasich, who had been sitting next to Adelson at the Saturday luncheon, addressed him by name repeatedly throughout his post-meal remarks, as if the conversation was one-on-one.

Allow me to address these opportunists by name: Chris, Scotty, John, Jeb, can we talk? Don't pretend you're BFF with obscenely wealthy Jews when you're not; don't try to impress Jews with embarrassing references to your trip to Israel; and pleaseohplease don't attempt to convince Jews that you, an Evangelical Christian, are "one of them" because your Christian kid's name happens to have a Hebrew origin or meaning.

Seriously, don't.

What next, asking Adelson if he's a Scorpio?

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Harry Reid's Sneaky Plan To Destroy Mitch McConnell's Reelection

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According to Talking Points Memo:

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said he won't campaign against his arch rival, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), who is up for reelection in 2014.

"Oh, no. No, I -- that -- I'm a traditionalist here, and that isn't anything I've ever done and will not do," he told Bloomberg's "Political Capital with Al Hunt" in an interview set to air Friday night.

At first I was a bit surprised, even disappointed. First, there's no love lost between Reid and McConnell. And secondly, Kentucky Democratic senatorial candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes is really in a winnable dogfight that the would knock the sitting Senate Minority leader not only off his chair, but out of the senate all together. This contest sets up to be the most watched in recent history at the Senate level.

As Ludergan Grimes is hardly a household name, even in her own state where she serves as Kentucky's Secretary of State, you would think that she could benefit from the current Senate Majority Leader's support. So when he declared he's not going to actively take part or campaign on her behalf, I was wondering what's going on. Ginning up interest for the Democratic candidate, by a powerful Democratic leader, to knock off the most powerful opposing senator seems like an important endeavor. But Harry publicly says, "no."

Then I got to thinking about why Reid would sit this one out, tradition be damned. Leader Reid says it's customary for leaders of opposing parties not to take a direct shot at their cross-party counterparts. Tradition. Well, so was the filibuster rule in the Senate and Harry had no problems sidestepping tradition there. So why would this be any different?

For a long time I've heard that the generally laconic Harry Reid didn't become Senate Leader without having some political savvy. And then it occurred to me, he is using it right now.

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Reid is being cagey like a fox. He's not avoiding this showdown. He's actually, by drawing attention to his not taking sides, helping Alison Lundergan Grimes. What he's doing is very smart. He's appearing to back his comrade McConnell by not only ignoring the urge to say politically damaging things about the Minority Leader, he's making it sound like they're friends. They agree on a lot of things. They can work together. Talk about backhanded praise. There isn't a conservative Republican or Tea Party member in Kentucky who wants to accept compromise and a willingness for their representative to work WITH the Democrats.

Therefore, a vote for Mitch is to vote for the democratic way of thinking and of compromise. Or at least that's the vapors Harry Reid is putting out to Kentucky.

Republicans would rather stay home, than vote for a Mitch McConnell republican the way he's being painted. Democrats will turn out to support a change -- to Alison Ludergan Grimes.

You go Harry, you sneaky fox. Keep saying nice things about your ability to work with Mitch McConnell. Alison Ludergan Grimes, the more Harry "stays out of your campaign," the easier your path to the Senate Chamber is going to become.

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