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The Problem With Career Politicians

Posted by Bruce Carroll at 1:53 pm - March 16, 2013.
Filed under: Post 9-11 America

http://storify.com/GayPatriot/the-problem-with-career-politicians

Was the “charm offensive” expected to achieve anything*?

Posted by B. Daniel Blatt at 12:24 pm - March 16, 2013.
Filed under: National Politics,Random Thoughts

Wonder why Yahoo! chose to include a photo of Speaker Boehner to accompany this headline.
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Perhaps to imply that Republicans are responsible for the absence of breakthrough?

How, may I ask, can a charm offensive work when your team continues to attack those you are trying to charm.  It might be possible for the parties to achieve a breakthrough if one side (that would be the party attempting to charm) brought a concrete proposal to the table.

Otherwise it’s just charm for the sake of charm.  That’s kind of like a certain “celebrity” I ran into last weekend outsider Canter’s, a woman famous for the sake of being famous.

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Report from CPAC

Posted by Bruce Carroll at 10:10 am - March 16, 2013.
Filed under: CPAC

Good Saturday morning.  I’m having a great week, but man it is exhausting.  I’m doing some reporting for ViralRead so here are the posts I’ve done so far.

Cantor Delivers Heavy Steak Dinner on Friday Afternoon at #CPAC2013

Anyone looking for a quick sugar pick-me-up at the end of a long day at CPAC today would have been disappointed by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.  He instead delivered a meat-packed meal with mashed potatoes and gravy for those who love School Choice and the economy.

Read the whole thing!

And this….

#CPAC2013: Conservatives ‘Stand With Rand’ With Enthusiasm

Buzz about the 2016 Republican Presidential nomination race heated up this afternoon at CPAC when Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) followed Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) on the main stage.

Paul’s supporters were in full force and handing out “Stand With Rand” lapel stickers as CPAC attendees poured into the main ballroom.  Excitement for Paul is at a peak following his 13-hour filibuster on the U.S. Senate floor last week against the Obama Administration’s drone policy.

Sen. Paul came right out of the gate by joking that he only had ”ten measly minutes” at CPAC, but he brought 13 hours of information, just in case. Paul said he had a message for the President last week and today: “No one person gets to decide the law… No one person gets to decide your guilt or innocence.  My question was about whether Presidential power has limits.”

Again…. read it all!

-Bruce (@GayPatriot)