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share save 120 16 Hillary Clinton Lip Synced More than Beyoncé
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Read all of Mark Steyn’s excellent post on Hillary Clinton and Benghazi.

A couple of days later, it fell to the 45th president-in-waiting to encapsulate the ethos of the age in one deft sound bite: What difference does it make? Hillary Clinton’s instantly famous riposte at the Benghazi hearings is such a perfect distillation that it surely deserves to be the national motto of the United States. They should put it on Paul Krugman’s trillion-dollar coin, and in the presidential oath: “Do you solemnly swear to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States?” “Sure. What difference, at this point, does it make?” Well, it’s the difference between cool and reality – and, as Hillary’s confident reply appeared to suggest, and the delirious media reception of it confirmed, reality comes a poor second in the Obama era. The presumption of conservatives has always been that, one day, cold, dull reality would pierce the klieg-light sheen of Obama’s glamour. Indeed, that was the premise of Mitt Romney’s reductive presidential campaign. But, just as Beyoncé will always be way cooler than some no-name operatic soprano or a male voice choir, so Obama will always be cooler than a bunch of squaresville yawneroos boring on about jobs and debt and entitlement reform. Hillary’s cocksure sneer to Sen. Johnson of Wisconsin made it explicit. At a basic level, the “difference” is the difference between truth and falsity, but the subtext took it a stage further: no matter what actually happened that night in Benghazi, you poor sad loser Republicans will never succeed in imposing that reality and its consequences on this administration.

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share save 120 16 Sarah Palin Out At Fox News Channel

Sarah Palin and Fox News Sarah Palin Out At Fox News Channel

I was wondering why Sarah was not seen very much after the November elections.

But, now it is clear.

Sarah is out at Fox News.

After a three-year run as a paid contributor to the nation’s highest-rated cable news channel, Sarah Palin and FOX News have cut ties, according to a source close to the former Alaska governor.

“It’s my understanding that Gov. Palin was offered a contract by FOX, and she decided not to renew the arrangement,” the source close to Palin told RCP. “She remains focused on broadening her message of common-sense conservatism across the country and will be expanding her voice in the national discussion.”

She will probably be offered another news punditry gig at another network, if she wants it – like CNN or ABC.

I am wondering if she might just return to Alaska politics and run for the U.S. Senate seat occupied by Democrat Mark Begich?

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share save 120 16 The GOP Rush to Immigration Reform

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Sen. Rubio Discusses His Immigration Principles on “The Mark Levin Show “

All of  potential 2016 GOP Presidential candidates are rushing out their plan to provide comprehensive immigration reform.

Senator Marco Rubio has one and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush has a post today in the Wall Street Journal and is working on a book to be released in March.

Why?

Cynically, you could say in order to capture the growing Hispanic vote from the Democrats (Obama) who won over 70 per cent last November. You could also say in order to co-opt President Obama and his fellow Democrats who wish to “legalize” which equals citizenship and voting and permanently capture millions of Asian and Hispanic votes in future elections.

But, there really is NO rush for Republicans.

Let’s face it, the GOP brand does not do well at the polls with African-Americans, Asians or Hispanics. This is not a recent demographic fact. Even President Reagan did not do that great with these groups. Neither did the senior Bush. W did some what better, but was a disaster for the GOP brand.

A thorough review of immigration policy is fine.

Increasing skill-based immigration for certain workers, while increasing educationally opportunities for native born Americans is OK.

Implementing an employer based E-Verify enforcement of work documents is necessary, but will take some time.

Mexican border security needs to be further tightened, especially with regards to Mexican and Central American drug cartels.

But, the rest is just political pandering which will NOT benefit conservatives, nor the GOP in 2016 or anytime before.

Time for the discussion, but not the time to make a major immigration policy change. The GOP controlled House should exert its check on the Obama Administration and immigration amnesty prone GOP Senators.

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