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Obamacare supporters finding it harder to defend architect

White House basically lied to minimize Jonathan Gruber’s role in shaping Obamacare
June 22, 2015 by Ben Bullard

Controversial MIT economist Jonathan Gruber reportedly played key role in ObamaCare law
June 22, 2015 by Fox News

Editor says he owes GOP sources ‘an apology’ after new Gruber emails
June 24, 2015 by Fox News

Obfuscatedcare
by Snopes.com

It should be pointed out that although Gruber’s comments suggest the Obama administration relied on obfuscation, distortion, lies, and manipulations to pass the increasingly ironically named “Affordable Care Act” the reason you’ll find so many defenders of Obamacare treating this scandal like it’s no big deal is because that’s how legislation is normally passed in Congress every day. It’s not a big deal to the corrupt political machine in Washington, D.C. or to its ultra-left groupies in the news media.

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Cursing the Confederate flag, but praising the use of the N-word?

As many Americans are rightly opposed to displaying the Confederate Flag because of the obvious racial history associated with it, others are praising the use of the N-word.

Here’s What People Across America Had to Say About President Obama’s Use of the ‘N-Word’
May 23, 2015 by VICTORIA TAFT

MSNBC pundit Michael Eric Dyson says he thinks it’s ‘incredibly important’ President Obama used the ‘n’ word during an interview with a podcaster on a show called ‘WTF’.

“Look, those of us who have been pressing President Obama to speak more explicitly and more articulately about race, this is part of the payoff.

He chooses his words carefully, he chooses his point of entry carefully, but I think this was an incredibly important moment in intervention on behalf of the American public by our president, the president of the entire United States of America to talk specifically and particularly about using that n-word.”

The Georgetown University Sociology professor says the President used the word as a shock:

“What he was doing was shocking us. It’s a shock to the system, a jarring reminder of the intemperate use of that word and how it’s been connected to legacies of white supremacy that he brilliantly and forthrightly has addressed and certainly in this case did again.”

Radio host and author Larry Elder told CNN’s Jake Tapper he doesn’t know why anyone’s surprised:

“I’m kind of surprised that people are surprised, Jake. He wrote a book, his first book, where he did use the ‘n’ word. You can even hear Obama using the ‘n’ word in his book on tape. To me, the lead ought to be his negative view about race relations in America. My goodness!”

Former Congressman Harold Ford told MSNBC’s Morning Joe that he believes the President could have made his point without using the racist epithet.

Vox opined that even though the President’s point in using the word was ‘vague’, the media reaction ‘proved’ his point.

Some believed the President sent mixed messages by using the epithet:

full article: Here’s What People Across America Had to Say About President Obama’s Use of the ‘N-Word’

related: GOP Candidates Get 3rd Degree Over Confederate Flag, But Check Out Billary’s History With It
June 22, 2015 by JENNIFER VAN LAAR

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ISIS Locks Victims in Cars, Cages and By Explosive Necklace to Create the Most Heinous Video Yet

original article: ISIS Locks Victims in Cars, Cages and By Explosive Necklace to Create the Most Heinous Video Yet
June 23, 2015 by JUSTEN CHARTERS

ISIS’ newest video shows the latest brutal methods they’re using to execute their victims. We edited a lot of the video because it’s too heinous to show in its entirety.

The video, which is cut into three different segments, first shows the terrorists locking a group of prisoners into a car. Then, you see a jihadist aiming what looks like a rocket-propelled grenade launcher at the vehicle. He fires the RPG at the car and it explodes, burning the prisoners alive.

The video cuts to the next part where five of ISIS’ prisoners are standing in a cage, above what appears to be a pond or perhaps a pool. The cage is lowered into the water. What’s more disturbing, ISIS raises the cage out of the water to show what death by drowning looks like.

The third clip shows five more of the Islamic State’s victims kneeling in what at first may seem to be a typical terrorist beheading. However, the executioner begins to tie a blue wire around each of the victims’ necks. A horrific decapitation follows.

Clearly, ISIS is trying to boost their vicious reputation and recruitment effort with these execution videos.

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