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posted at 8:01 pm on February 2, 2014 by Allahpundit

Well, it does seem that the tectonic plates have shifted. Arguably, this is the best possible time to make a deal. Here is why:..

5. As more 2016 contenders demonstrate support for immigration reform (the exception being Sen. Ted Cruz), it will become clear that in all likelihood a pro-immigration Republican nominee will be leading the party in a couple years. That gives rhetorical and political support to timid Republicans…

8. Unlike Obamacare, immigration reform really is popular. When GOP pols look at the numbers, the fear of being run out of town on a rail for voting for immigration reform should diminish…

10. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.). Yes, the most effective conservative policy wonk is obviously in the driver’s seat. If anyone can lead the House to pass a bill, he can.

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“It is a good beginning,” Rep. Luis Gutierrez, an Illinois Democrat who has spearheaded immigration negotiations in the House, told reporters on a Friday afternoon conference call. “I am so delighted.”…

“Is it heartening? Yes, it is,” says Jose Antonio Vargas, a undocumented immigrant and former journalist who founded the advocacy group Define American. “But it also leaves a whole lot to be desired.”…

The “majority view” among House Republicans, says Florida GOP Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, is that Republicans should tackle the immigration issue, though he acknowledged the faction that opposes doing so and another that remains leery of the political risk involved. “But there is a great distrust on behalf of the Republicans in the House toward this Administration,” says Diaz-Balart, who supports reform. The upshot is Republicans will insist on “airtight” language, Diaz-Balart said, to force President Barack Obama to enforce the law. The goal, immigration-reform advocates believe, is to block Obama from easing the flow of deportations—the single most pressing concern for immigration-reform advocates.

For Latinos, there is a bitter irony to the conservative mantra that Obama can’t be trusted to carry out immigration law. They argue Obama has been draconian, not lenient. The numbers bear this out: The Obama administration has deported nearly two million undocumented immigrants—the highest rate of any presidency, and more than George Washington through Bill Clinton combined. “The number one priority of Latinos is to stop the deportations,” says Roberto Lovato, co-founder of the Latino advocacy group Presente.org. “It’s a first and fundamental step. The immigration system is broken because it destroys immigrant families.”

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Getting the details right will be a make-or-break exercise. If Republicans insist on holding legal status for illegal immigrants hostage to unachievable enforcement or border security goals, the deal will (and should) die. The plain fact is that enforcement, in the form of dragnet deportations and border security, as measured by boots on the ground and illegal crossings, have never been tighter. Americans will recognize the distinction between reasonable new safeguards and GOP pretexts that block long-term solutions.

Some Democrats and immigrants’ rights groups will not easily give way on pressing for some eventual pathway to citizenship. They are right that it is anathema to American values to create what would amount to a second-class caste — unable to vote, serve on juries or enjoy the full range of privileges of citizenship. And some Republicans will still scream “amnesty!” at any new legal regime that stops short of deporting millions of undocumented workers and their families, whatever the economic and humanitarian consequences.

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But it’s not at all clear that passing an immigration bill will suddenly lead immigrant voters and their children to flock to the GOP, not least because it is all but guaranteed that Democrats will attack the GOP for not going far enough. If Republicans offer unauthorized immigrants legal status without citizenship, Democrats will accuse them of creating millions of second-class non-citizens. And if, as seems likely, Boehner’s immigration push will lead to a substantial increase in less-skilled immigration, it will divide the right, and for good reason.

If Republicans want to build trust with voters — foreign-born and otherwise — they ought to instead pass a serious jobs bill. In his State of the Union address, President Obama made it clear that he will use raising the federal minimum wage as a wedge issue to put GOP lawmakers on the back foot, and there is at least some reason to believe that he will succeed. A Gallup survey from late last year found that 58 percent of Republicans favored a substantial minimum wage hike, a fact that has greatly complicated conservative efforts to beat back a policy they fear will dampen future job growth. The perfect populist issue has fallen into the president’s lap, and a GOP immigration reform push will do nothing to dull its effectiveness.

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But it’s also hard for G.O.P. elites to let go of the idea that there’s a simple, one-fell-swoop solution to their electoral difficulties. The entire post-2012 immigration reform push was born out of this hope — that a single policy shift could deliver the Hispanic vote, save the party from its demographic crisis, and (perhaps most important) make other reforms and innovations unnecessary.

This conceit was always a fond delusion, not least because most Hispanics are not single-issue voters, and their leftward tilt has always been related to broader socioeconomic concerns. So with them, as with most Americans, the problem for Republicans in 2008 and 2012 was much bigger than the immigration issue: it was a platform designed for the challenges of 1980, and rhetoric that seemed to write off half the country as layabouts and moochers. And any solution for the party, in 2016 and beyond, would have to offer much more than the same old Reagan-era script with an amnesty stapled at the bottom.

Fortunately for the Republican future, we’re finally beginning to see the right’s politicians reckon with this reality, and throw themselves into the real work of reform. Indeed, this is happening more quickly than I once expected: in just the last week alone, recent Republican forays on tax reform, poverty and prisons have been joined by a plausible health care alternative and baby steps toward a proposal to help the long-term uninsured.

But that, too, is part of what makes the leadership’s immigration fixation so perverse. For the first time since the Bush presidency, high-profile Republicans are showing an interest in policy ideas that are fresh, politically savvy and well suited to the current economic malaise. Which makes it exactly the wrong time for the party to throw itself into a furious debate over an idea that is none of the above.

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MAJOR GARRETT: The principles enumerate a legal status for the 11 to 12 million illegal immigrants here in this country now. What do you mean by that and does that, by definition, mean no citizenship for them ever?

ERIC CANTOR: Major, let me tell you something. I mean, there’s a lot of focus on the immigration issue, but you know in reality, we not only want to help the situation there, a lot of the discussion that we had with our members at the retreat was that we want to help the problems right now job growth and the lack of the job growth. We know that 75 percent of Americans are living from paycheck to paycheck. We’ve come up with some real solutions to help America work for those people too. And so I believe that you’re going to see us, in Congress, not only continue this discussion on immigration, but we want to try to get to the heart of the issues that are affecting most Americans.

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Via the Corner.

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Some members of the Republican party, Bobby Jindal said this morning, believe the party should hold off on immigration reform and focus on President Obama’s low approval rating and the Affordable Care Act’s troubles to carry them through the 2014 elections. That doesn’t include the Louisiana governor, who said that he believes in a “high wall and wide gates” approach to immigration policy, with border security and enforcement coming before amnesty for people in the U.S. illegally today — but he believes the GOP should support passing a package of reforms before 2014, just with requirements for border-state governors to verify that the border is secure before the legalization process is complete.


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Happy Birthday, OC

Schadenfreude on February 3, 2014 at 1:17 AM

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Its ay 50/50!

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canopfor on February 3, 2014 at 1:21 AM

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Sorry for the link.

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Schadenfreude on February 3, 2014 at 1:21 AM

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Nite America.

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Schadenfreude: Nite SF:)

canopfor on February 3, 2014 at 1:22 AM

Thanks everyone for the birthday greetings. I’m going to have a nip of whisky to chase the beer…

OmahaConservative on February 3, 2014 at 1:23 AM

Me outs too,

Night Dire, and all the rest of you!!!

canopfor on February 3, 2014 at 1:23 AM

Happy Birthday, OC

Schadenfreude on February 3, 2014 at 1:17 AM

Wow, that is perfect…

OmahaConservative on February 3, 2014 at 1:32 AM

canopfor on February 3, 2014 at 1:23 AM

Later friend..:)

Dire Straits on February 3, 2014 at 1:33 AM

OmahaConservative on February 3, 2014 at 1:23 AM

Enjoy it OC..:)

Dire Straits on February 3, 2014 at 1:34 AM

Dire Straits on February 3, 2014 at 1:33 AM

Great to see you my friend…

OmahaConservative on February 3, 2014 at 1:35 AM

OmahaConservative on February 3, 2014 at 1:35 AM

As always the honor is all mine..:)

Dire Straits on February 3, 2014 at 1:44 AM

Too good to not share-from the Super Bowl Thread:

Rush is pissed every time a black QB wins the super bowl…

libfreeordie on February 2, 2014 at 11:52 PM

Del Dolemonte on February 3, 2014 at 1:44 AM

Happy Birthday, OC………

As I always say: Birthdays are better that the alternative!

Enjoy

williamg on February 3, 2014 at 1:50 AM

Too good to not share-from the Super Bowl Thread:

Rush is pissed every time a black QB wins the super bowl…

libfreeordie on February 2, 2014 at 11:52 PM

Del Dolemonte on February 3, 2014 at 1:44 AM

So – one would assume that this goes all the way back to when Doug Williams Won Playing for:

THE REDSKINS?!!!!

williamg on February 3, 2014 at 1:52 AM

If/when this latest amnesty push by the GOP spawns a third party, I recommend that our political cartoonists re-brand the elephant and donkey mascots as two fat pigs wearing elephant and donkey masks. A rhino mask would be appropriate as well.

FloatingRock on February 3, 2014 at 1:58 AM

Del Dolemonte on February 3, 2014 at 1:44 AM

Followup to my original post.

Rush is pissed every time a black QB wins the super bowl…

libfreeordie on February 2, 2014 at 11:52 PM

This ignorant statement reflects an appalling lack of knowledge about the sport of football, and also reflects an alarming propensity to racially stereotype.

Unfortunately for Teaching Assistant here, before tonight the only previous black QB to win the Super Bowl was Doug Williams of the Evil Washington Redskins. He won that Super Bowl game 6+ months before Limbaugh’s show first came on the air.

Del Dolemonte on February 3, 2014 at 1:59 AM

Del Dolemonte on February 3, 2014 at 1:44 AM

So – one would assume that this goes all the way back to when Doug Williams Won Playing for:

THE REDSKINS?!!!!

williamg on February 3, 2014 at 1:52 AM

I just followed up on that

Del Dolemonte on February 3, 2014 at 2:00 AM

. “The number one priority of Latinos is to stop the deportations,” says Roberto Lovato, co-founder of the Latino advocacy group Presente.org. “It’s a first and fundamental step. The immigration system is broken because it destroys immigrant families.”

Total BS.

Latinos care more about jobs and the economy than they do about stopping illegals from getting deported.

bluegill on February 3, 2014 at 3:05 AM

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canopfor on February 3, 2014 at 4:12 AM

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canopfor on February 3, 2014 at 4:17 AM

Moscow school hostage situation, February 2014
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canopfor on February 3, 2014 at 4:24 AM

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canopfor on February 3, 2014 at 4:26 AM

The Moscow News ‏@themoscownews 2m

Updated story on what just happened in #Moscow school. Hostages released, gunman in custody, two dead: http://bit.ly/1bji6AB
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Man takes children hostage in Moscow school, 2 dead
by David Burghardt at 03/02/2014 13:15
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An armed man who reportedly shot at least two policemen and a teacher and took several tenth-graders hostage in a school located in the Otradnoe region in northeast Moscow has been disarmed, a police spokesman has reported.

All of the hostages have been released.

The young man, who was apparently from a senior class in the school, was allegedly armed with a shotgun and entered School Number 263 and shot a policeman guarding the entrance to the school and then took several children hostage in a biology class.

Earlier reports stated the man could be the father of one of the children.

According to the latest police reports, at least one policeman and one teacher were killed in the attack, police spokesman, Andrei Pilipchuk, told TV channel Rossiya 24. One policeman was also injured in the attack.

Police have reported at least 20 children, aged around 15 years, and one teacher were held hostage. All other children and teachers were evacuated from the school.

Witnesses have told Lenta.ru portal that an Emergencies Ministry helicopter has landed near the school and at least five ambulances are at the scene.

It was unclear of the young man’s reason for taking the class hostage.

http://themoscownews.com/local/20140203/192199932/BREAKING-NEWS-Man-takes-children-hostage-in-Moscow.html

canopfor on February 3, 2014 at 4:29 AM

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canopfor on February 3, 2014 at 4:31 AM

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canopfor on February 3, 2014 at 4:51 AM

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DETAILS: Hostage-taking gunman student carried 2 rifles, was sober – Interior ministry http://on.rt.com/dq2omx #Moscow

canopfor on February 3, 2014 at 4:55 AM

Thank God we have Ted cruz to stand up to all you anti-American illegal alien lovers!

redware on February 3, 2014 at 4:59 AM

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canopfor on February 3, 2014 at 5:08 AM

Thank God we have Ted cruz to stand up to all you anti-American illegal alien lovers!

redware on February 3, 2014 at 4:59 AM

redware:
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America the Beautiful Is An Unstoppable Progressive Melting Pot. #Immigration pic.twitter.com/pUN7kZAZaW

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canopfor on February 3, 2014 at 5:12 AM

lsm critics if oreillys interview.. I’m sure mika and joe won’t like it either…they’ll be happy Obama fought fox

cmsinaz on February 3, 2014 at 5:25 AM

Wow Canopfor

cmsinaz on February 3, 2014 at 5:26 AM

Enough with Christie lsm….there’s nothing else to report?

cmsinaz on February 3, 2014 at 5:32 AM

One of the things that bugs me about it is that they are so transparent that it is just a vote buying scheme. We’re supposed to stand for something more than just tribal kickbacks.

Voyager on February 3, 2014 at 5:34 AM

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Bill O’Reilly’s Super Bowl interview with President Obama
Feb. 02, 2014 – 10:01 – Bill sits down with President Barack Obama to discuss an array of topics

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canopfor on February 3, 2014 at 5:36 AM

** Persia once again,..threatens Big Satan,..and the
Obama Admin. has the gall to Nukey Deal with URainians:

A top commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards boasted Saturday that his forces have plans in place to attack the United States from within, should the U.S. attack

Iranian commander: We have targets within America
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A top commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards boasted Saturday that his forces have plans in place to attack the United States from within, should the U.S. attack the Islamic Republic.

“America, with its strategic ignorance, does not have a full understanding of the power of the Islamic Republic,” Brig. Gen. Hossein Salami said in a

televised interview.

http://www.farsnews.com/newstext.php?nn=13921112002036

“We have recognized America’s military strategy, and have arranged our abilities, and have identified centers in America [for attack] that will create a shock.”

Reports indicate that terrorist Hezbollah forces — allies of Iran — have infiltrated the U.S. and have mapped out targets.(More….)
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canopfor on February 3, 2014 at 5:41 AM

Wow Canopfor

cmsinaz on February 3, 2014 at 5:26 AM

cmsinaz: Good Morning CMS,….Hopey did get a wee bit testy:)

canopfor on February 3, 2014 at 5:43 AM

Me doesn’t get the concept, that ALL of America must accept all
MexicanFenceHoppers from the Southern States:)

canopfor on February 3, 2014 at 1:01 AM

NO SHIT!!! That stymies me as well…

OmahaConservative on February 3, 2014 at 1:04 AM

When RINO asswipes like Rubio, McCain, and Ryan say overandover that “our immigration system is broken”, what they really mean is that is our immigration policy.

It strikes me as a poorly considered one.

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canopfor on February 3, 2014 at 5:46 AM

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canopfor on February 3, 2014 at 5:49 AM

Enough with Christie lsm….there’s nothing else to report?

cmsinaz on February 3, 2014 at 5:32 AM

cmsinaz: A bit???:)
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canopfor on February 3, 2014 at 5:52 AM

canopfor on February 3, 2014 at 5:43 AM

morning

not a smidgen of corruption…..YOU LIE!

canopfor on February 3, 2014 at 5:52 AM

:) Just tired of it…until they actually have some evidence….shut up…I’d bet they would break into the olympic coverage for ANY teeny bit of christie news…

cmsinaz on February 3, 2014 at 6:00 AM

cmsinaz on February 3, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Smidgen of evidence, but Lois Lerner was taking the Fifth.

Screw this. Where’s the special committee?

BuckeyeSam on February 3, 2014 at 6:04 AM

BuckeyeSam on February 3, 2014 at 6:04 AM

exactamundo….not gonna happen with holder at the helm…the idiot…

cmsinaz on February 3, 2014 at 6:05 AM

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canopfor on February 3, 2014 at 6:23 AM

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canopfor on February 3, 2014 at 6:24 AM

canopfor on February 3, 2014 at 5:52 AM

:) Just tired of it…until they actually have some evidence….shut up…I’d bet they would break into the olympic coverage for ANY teeny bit of christie news…

cmsinaz on February 3, 2014 at 6:00 AM

cmsiaz: Agreed,…just her Mika/Joe yapping about Christie!!:)

The Supreme ‏@1SupremeGoddess 1m

Ya know, I WISH that MEDIA would pay as much attention to #Benghazi & #IRS scandals as they are to #Bridgegate in NJ!

canopfor on February 3, 2014 at 6:26 AM

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when @JoeNBC is critiquing #Christie’s Hail Mary PR, u know that the end is near. #bridgegate #Hoboken #p2

canopfor on February 3, 2014 at 6:27 AM

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@MorningJoe OMG. None of you know what you’re talking about! This is stunningly embarrassing and sloppy. #bridgegate

canopfor on February 3, 2014 at 6:28 AM

canopfor on February 3, 2014 at 6:26 AM

YUP
and

canopfor on February 3, 2014 at 6:28 AM

YUP

cmsinaz on February 3, 2014 at 6:38 AM

Good Morning, Patriots! And, Trolls.

‘IT’S NOT MY FAULT!” …So, there.

My take: “O’Reilly Interviews Obama: Pomposity, Petulance, and Prevarication”

kingsjester on February 3, 2014 at 6:53 AM

Ya know, I WISH that MEDIA would pay as much attention to #Benghazi & #IRS scandals as they are to #Bridgegate in NJ!

canopfor on February 3, 2014 at 6:26 AM

It’s just the treasonous media laying down some carpet bombing to prepare the ground for their savior Hillary’s campaign.

Cleombrotus on February 3, 2014 at 6:54 AM

‘IT’S NOT MY FAULT!” …So, there.

My take: “O’Reilly Interviews Obama: Pomposity, Petulance, and Prevarication”

kingsjester on February 3, 2014 at 6:53 AM

kingsjester: Good Morning,….[Pomposity, Petulance, and Prevarication”0.
………..ageed:0

canopfor on February 3, 2014 at 6:55 AM

canopfor on February 3, 2014 at 6:26 AM

It’s just the treasonous media laying down some carpet bombing to prepare the ground for their savior Hillary’s campaign.

Cleombrotus on February 3, 2014 at 6:54 AM

Cleombrotus: Exactly,….Lol, on the CarpetBombardment:)

canopfor on February 3, 2014 at 6:58 AM

** Veto **:

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Iran’s foreign minister says he is not worried about new sanctions from US Congress as President Obama promised to veto them – @Reuters

canopfor on February 3, 2014 at 6:59 AM

kingsjester on February 3, 2014 at 6:53 AM

great take KJ on the dodger in chief

perfect picture of dear leader

cmsinaz on February 3, 2014 at 7:00 AM

cmsinaz on February 3, 2014 at 7:00 AM

Thank you, ma’am!

kingsjester on February 3, 2014 at 7:04 AM

Have you read Theodore Dalrymple’s take on Hillary et al?

“…but it is my distinct impression that the world, or at least the Western world, is filling up with the untalented ambitious.”

http://takimag.com/article/triumph_of_the_mediocre_theodore_dalrymple/print#ixzz2sGBbjp2B

Cleombrotus on February 3, 2014 at 7:09 AM

Letter From Wildstein’s Lawyer on Lane Closings

Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey knew about the lane closings as they were happening, a letter released on Friday by the lawyer of David Wildstein said. JAN. 31, 2014
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http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/02/01/nyregion/bridge-letter.html?_r=0

canopfor on February 3, 2014 at 7:13 AM

Christie!!!!!!
mj crew

cmsinaz on February 3, 2014 at 7:15 AM

kingsjester on February 3, 2014 at 6:53 AM

Absolutely incredible. The guy’s delusional and we’re stuck with him.

Cleombrotus on February 3, 2014 at 7:16 AM

morning everyone!

MJ devoting an entire segment to Christie. Wildsteins accussations the final nail in the coffin.

How about obama’s interview with bor?

btw bor will be on F&F at 8:30 to discuss the interview.

renalin on February 3, 2014 at 7:17 AM

Joe and Nicole vs Thomas and nyt hack
Mika staying silent

cmsinaz on February 3, 2014 at 7:19 AM

Christie!!!!!!
mj crew

cmsinaz on February 3, 2014 at 7:15 AM

cmsinaz: Boyo, are the MJ Crew, trying awfully hard to hang Christie:)

canopfor on February 3, 2014 at 7:20 AM

Renalin….crickets on that interview kind of surprised

cmsinaz on February 3, 2014 at 7:20 AM

cmsinaz on February 3, 2014 at 7:20 AM

emails, pictures, video, press conferences…..the MJ crew exhaustive in its analysis of bridegate.

what was the timeline asks chuck f. todd….12 hours benghazi time.

renalin on February 3, 2014 at 7:24 AM

MJ,.. Kate Zernike

Chris Christie’s Office Targets Former Ally in a Memo

By KATE ZERNIKEFEB. 1, 2014
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http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/02/nyregion/christies-office-targets-former-ally-in-a-memo.html

canopfor on February 3, 2014 at 7:28 AM

Well,…Nicolle was making sense on Christie!!

Nicolle Wallace

White House Communications Director
Nicolle Wallace is an American best-selling author and political commentator. She previously served as communications chief during the presidency of George W. Bush and in his 2004 re-election campaign.

Wikipedia
Born: 1972, California, United States
Spouse: Mark Wallace (m. 2005)
Party: Republican Party
Education: Miramonte High School (1990), Northwestern University, University of California, Berkeley
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https://www.google.ca/?gws_rd=cr&ei=GGtcUuuYCOrs2QX52IHgDQ#q=Nicolle+Wallace

canopfor on February 3, 2014 at 7:31 AM

the crew is holding up a misogynistic Louis CK as a parenting model.

sick.

renalin on February 3, 2014 at 7:35 AM

Indeed Canopfor
Spot on Renalin

cmsinaz on February 3, 2014 at 7:39 AM

Iran
4m
Iran will never launch military operation against anyone, foreign minister Zarif says during Berlin visit – @Reuters
read more on trust.org
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Iran will never be military aggressor, minister says
Source: Reuters – Mon, 3 Feb 2014 12:26 PM
Author: Reuters

BERLIN, Feb 3 (Reuters) – Iran will never launch a military operation against anyone, the country’s foreign minister, Javad Mohammad Zarif, said on Monday during a visit to Berlin.

“We will not start a military operation against anyone – I say: against anyone,” Zarif told the German Council on Foreign Relations, a day after talks in Munich with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and other officials from the six powers who are negotiating with Iran about its nuclear programme

http://www.trust.org/item/20140203120720-b80yt/

canopfor on February 3, 2014 at 7:52 AM

Crime pays:

Nelson Mandela left an estate valued at more than $4.1 million, his will reveals – @BBCBreaking

davidk on February 3, 2014 at 8:02 AM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU OMAHACONSERVATIVE!!

And many more of them :)

Scrumpy on February 3, 2014 at 11:23 AM

RT ‏@RT_com 2m

DETAILS: Hostage-taking gunman student carried 2 rifles, was sober – Interior ministry http://on.rt.com/dq2omx #Moscow

canopfor on February 3, 2014 at 4:55 AM

Obviously the school had not been designated a “gun free zone”.

If it had been, the kid could never have brought the guns in or shot anyone.

Russia had better get up-to-date with the latest security measures.

/s/

Solaratov on February 3, 2014 at 11:27 AM

Scrumpy on February 3, 2014 at 11:23 AM

Hi, Scrumpy.

‘Sup?

;-)

Solaratov on February 3, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Solaratov on February 3, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Not much, laying low… ;)

Staying on topic! Well kinda so far…

Scrumpy on February 3, 2014 at 11:33 AM

Scrumpy on February 3, 2014 at 11:33 AM

Well, you take care of yourself. You are missed when you aren’t here…but it’s understandable that one might need a break now and again.

Solaratov on February 3, 2014 at 11:36 AM

Thanks for all the BD wishes!

The house is oddly silent without Ratso…

OmahaConservative on February 3, 2014 at 11:49 AM

OC, have a wonderful day!

Brat on February 3, 2014 at 11:56 AM

A very happy birthday to you OC!! Hope your kitty cat heals quickly too.

bluefox on February 3, 2014 at 2:13 PM

Some info for Verizon cell phone customers. A new program, Grrrrr

Relevant Mobile Advertising Program Enhancement

In addition to the customer information that’s currently part of the program, we will soon use an anonymous, unique identifier we create when you register on our websites. This identifier may allow an advertiser to use information they have about your visits to websites from your desktop computer to deliver marketing messages to mobile devices on our network.

(If you don’t approve, you need to opt out)I did, after letting them know what I thot about MY privacy and my PC/cell phone that I pay for is none of their business.

bluefox on February 3, 2014 at 2:21 PM

Unfortunately for Teaching Assistant here, before tonight the only previous black QB to win the Super Bowl was Doug Williams of the Evil Washington Redskins. He won that Super Bowl game 6+ months before Limbaugh’s show first came on the air.

Del Dolemonte on February 3, 2014 at 1:59 AM

Not true, really – Rush began doing his political commentary show in 1984 in Sacramentp…..he had been around quite a bit prior to that – having been a broadcaster in Missouri in Kansas City in 1979 specifically as a Sports announcer, and other places in Missouri and Pittsburgh…his political bent came out sideways a lot in those broadcasts – I know I heard some of them….yes – his nationally syndicated show came a few months after the “Doug Williams Superbowl”

The Superbowl where Doug Williams won was January 31, 1988……Rush had been on the air in various incarnations – including his political talk format – for quite a while by that time…..

williamg on February 3, 2014 at 8:53 PM

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