Thursday, April 24, 2014

US jobless claims rise unexpectedly week ending April 19, 2014, claims for previous week revised up by 1000-Reuters

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4/24/14, "U.S. jobless claims rise more than expected last week," Reuters

"The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits increased more than expected last week, but the rise probably does not suggest a shift in labor market conditions as the underlying trend continued to point to strength.

Initial claims for state unemployment benefits rose 24,000 to a seasonally adjusted 329,000 for the week ended April 19, the Labor Department said on Thursday.

Claims for the week ended April 12 were revised to show 1,000 more applications received than previously reported.

Economists polled by Reuters had forecast first-time applications for jobless benefits rising to 310,000.

The increase probably reflects difficulties adjusting the data for seasonal fluctuations given a late Easter this year and the timing of school spring breaks.

The four-week moving average for new claims, considered a better measure of underlying labor market conditions as it irons out week-to-week volatility, rose only 4,750 to 316,750. That was not too far from pre-recession levels.

A Labor Department analyst said no states were estimated and there were no special factors influencing the state level data.

The claims report showed the number of people still receiving benefits after an initial week of aid fell 61,000 to 2.68 million in the week ended April 12, the lowest level since December 2007. The so-called continuing claims covered the household survey week from which the unemployment rate is calculated.

Continuing claims fell between the March and April survey periods, a good omen for the jobless rate. The unemployment rate was at 6.7 percent in March."



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Christian women brutally beaten in Cuba, media in Havana keep Castro brutality secret. Pope Benedict did photo op with Cuban thugs-O'Grady, WSJ

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4/20/14, "Easter No. 3 for a Prisoner of Castro," Wall St. Journal, Mary Anastasia O'Grady, "Bearing witness to Cuba's political persecution costs Sonia Garro her freedom."

Sonia Garro
"Christians the world over celebrated the resurrection of their savior on Sunday with worship services and family gatherings. Thirty-eight-year-old Sonia Garro shares the faith too, but she spent the holiday in a Cuban dungeon as a prisoner of conscience, just as she has for the past two years. 

Ms. Garro is a member of the Christian dissident group Ladies in White, started in Havana in 2003 by sisters, wives and mothers of political prisoners to peacefully protest the unjust incarceration of their loved ones. It has since expanded to other parts of the country and added many recruits. The group's growing popularity has worried the Castros, and they have responded with increasing brutality. 

Cuba's military government wants us to believe that the Brothers Fidel and Raul Castro are "reforming." To buy that line you have to pretend that Ms. Garro and her sisters in Christ don't exist. Of course that's often the impression one gets from Havana-based reporters working for foreign media outlets. 

They've been invited into the country not to serve the truth but to serve the dictatorship. Fortunately, there are brave and independent Cuban journalists who continue to tell the Ladies' story, despite scant resources.

In the late winter of 2012, Cubans were looking forward to a visit from Pope Benedict XVI and the Ladies were lobbying the Vatican for an audience. Their relentless pleading was embarrassing the dictatorship, which had been beating them in the streets on their way to Sunday Mass for almost a decade. It was also making the Church, which had already cut its own deal with the regime on the terms of the visit, look bad. On the weekend of March 17 Castro sent the Ladies a warning by locking up some 70 of their members.

Most of those detained, including leader Berta Soler, had been freed by the time the pontiff touched down in Cuba nine days later, but Ms. Garro was not. Benedict celebrated some Masses, did photo ops with the despots and left

It was a clever strategy: The world saw the release of the many Ladies, which obscured the continued detention of the one. That one—poor, black and not well known internationally—serves, to this day, as a constant reminder of the wrath Castro will bring down on anyone in the barrios who gets out of line.
By 2012 Ms. Garro already had experience with state violence. Her record of counterrevolutionary activities included running a recreation center in her home for troubled youths. For that she was twice beaten by government-sanctioned mobs. She suffered a broken nose in police detention in 2010.

When security agents took her home to put her under house arrest ahead of the pope's visit, she was met by a mob sent to harass her. Her husband, Ramon Alejandro Muñoz, had climbed to the roof and was chanting anti-dictatorship slogans. Two neighbors took the couple's side. Special-forces police were called in. They raided the home, shot Ms. Garro in the leg with rubber bullets and hauled the couple and two neighbors to jail. 

Eighteen months later prosecutors charged Ms. Garro with assault, attempted murder and public disorder. Her husband and one neighbor, Eugenio Hernández, are accused of attempted murder and public disorder. 

The prosecution is seeking a 10-year prison sentence for Ms. Garro, 14 years for Mr. Muñoz, and 11 years for Mr. Hernández. 

Anyone who has ever read about Soviet show trials will recognize the state's case. The prosecutors claim that Messrs. Muñoz and Hernández were both on the roof and knew a police officer could have been killed when they threw things to try to stop him from climbing a ladder to reach them. 

The regime alleges that the couple had been planning street disturbances. The "evidence" confiscated from their home included bottles, machetes, rebar and cardboard protest signs. The state claims that containers with fuel found in the home were Molotov cocktails. 

Every household item or piece of scrap found in a poor Cuban household is considered a weapon when the state wants to convict a prisoner. By its logic the frying pan and the iron should have been cited too. With good aim, they can be deadly. As to the combustibles inside the home, Ms. Garro's sister Yamilet Garro told independent journalist Augusto Cesar San Martín Albistur, "the items were for lighting during the blackouts that are quite common in the area." For Castro, the most dangerous items were the antigovernment signs.

Ms. Garro's real crime is her refusal to surrender her soul to the state. That makes her an exemplary Christian but a lousy revolutionary. The peril she presents is showing Cubans how to be both."

Image: "Sonia Garro, a 38-year-old mother and a member of the dissident group Ladies in White, just spent her third Easter as a prisoner of conscience in one of Castro's dungeons." getty






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Three US physicians murdered by Afghan 'security' guard in Christian charity hospital in Kabul. If there was an actual Republican Party, the US would never have gone to Afghanistan in the first place

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4/24/14, "Three Americans Shot Dead At Kabul Hospital," Sky News

"A security guard has turned his weapon on staff at a Kabul hospital, killing three American doctors.

The attack took place on Thursday morning at Cure International Hospital in the west of the city, said District Police Chief Hafiz Khan.

"With great sadness we confirm that three Americans were killed in the attack on Cure hospital," the US Embassy in Afghanistan said on Twitter.

Two other people have been wounded, reports said.

Mr Khan said the attacker, a member of the Afghan Police Protection Force, suddenly opened fire on the medical staff he was supposed to be protecting.

The gunman, who was wounded, is in police custody, the Interior Ministry said.

The 100-bed hospital specialises in children's and maternal care and is considered one of Afghanistan's leading hospitals. It is run by children's charity Cure.

The attack is the latest to target foreigners in the country.

Two Britons died in January when suicide attackers and gunmen killed a dozen people at a Kabul restaurant.

Nine people also died in March during an attack on an upmarket hotel restaurant in the city.

Earlier this month a man dressed as a policeman shot two Associated Press journalists, killing Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Anja Niedringhaus.

Attacks on Westerners, civilians and security services have increased this year as the country votes for a new president to replace Hamid Karzai.

Afghans voted on April 5 and preliminary results are expected this weekend.

A run-off is thought likely between former Afghan Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah and former World Bank economist Ashraf Ghani."


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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Politico desperate for Ruling Class Bush crowd favorite 'Republican' Lindsey Graham to be re-elected to US Senate from South Carolina, primary isn't til June 10 but Politico headline reads as if election were already over

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4/23/14, "How Lindsey Graham outmaneuvered the tea party," Politico, Manu Raju. South Carolina Republican primary is June 10, 2014.

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4/23/14, "Are reports of the death of a viable challenge to Lindsey Graham grossly exaggerated?" Legal Insurrection, William A. Jacobson

"There hasn’t been a lot of polling in the South Carolina Republican Senate primary, but what polling there is shows Lindsay Graham ahead by 30%+ against potential challengers.

But it may still be a challenge for Graham to get the 50% he needs in the primary to avoid a runoff, and generating a runoff in which all the anti-Graham vote could coalesce, has been the strategy all along.

Politico has essentially called challenges to Graham dead on arrival, How Lindsey Graham outmaneuvered the tea party:

"Sen. Lindsey Graham recognized the threat years before it had a chance to form — and knew immediately what he had to do….

Graham’s deft maneuvering shows why he’s become the dominant political figure in this deeply red state and is skating to another six years even as he’s angered the base on immigration and other hot-button issues. Far from pandering to the party’s tea party wing in order to get reelected, he’s challenging it head-on: Graham warns that the GOP is caught in a “death spiral” with minorities, says it needs to get real about climate change and defends his move to open debate on gun control legislation after a school massacre.

His legwork to protect his seat could serve as a model for other endangered incumbents looking to fend off more conservative challengers….

Even as he cruises in the polls, the senator has blanketed the state with more than $1 million worth of ads promoting his work. He faces several lesser-known, underfunded candidates — including state Sen. Lee Bright, pastor Det Bowers, businessman Richard Cash, attorney Bill Connor, attorney Benjamin Dunn and Nancy Mace, a consultant and the first female graduate from The Citadel military college — in the June 10 primary.

They’re trying to keep Graham under 50 percent and trigger a runoff, which would give Republican outside groups that have sat out the race a chance to rally behind a single candidate and potentially hurt Graham.

But his opponents have not demonstrated much viability. One of them even credited Graham with ensuring a lackluster GOP field….

Soon after helping his close friend John McCain’s presidential bid in 2008, as the tea party began to show its strength in 2010, Graham began preparing for what an aide called “Armageddon.” He enlisted an army of paid staff and volunteers — including some 5,200 precinct captains — to help build six regional offices throughout the state.

And he amassed a staggering war chest, aimed partly at scaring off prospective opponents. Many donors have been reluctant to give money to anyone but Graham for fear they will be blacklisted by the senior senator, his adversaries said. And some big-dollar contributors are starting to put money behind a Graham-allied super PAC created by a former state party chairman, Katon Dawson."

Is it really over before it really has begun?

I long ago ceased trying to predict South Carolina politics.  But it seems to me that the world could change quickly if Graham gets into a runoff.

(Featured Image Source: YouTube)" ...via Free Republic

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4/23/14, "How Lindsey Graham outmaneuvered the tea party," Politico, Manu Raju

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The Bush clan isn't done destroying the country, are very big supporters of Lindsey Graham:

2/10/13, "Jeb Bush helps Lindsey Graham raise re-election cash in Coral Gables," Tampa Bay Times, Alex Leary

"Sen. Lindsey Graham dropped by the Biltmore in Coral Gables on Sunday to raise money for his 2014 re-election campaign. The event was hosted by Jeb Bush, Cesar Alvarez, Al Cardenas, Manny Kadre, Ana Navarro and Remedios Diaz-Oliver."









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10/25/13, "George W. Bush contributes to Sen. Lindsey Graham's re-election effort," Washington Times, Seth McLaughlin

"The State newspaper reported that Mr. Bush contributed $5,000 to Mr. Graham’s 2014 re-election campaign."

G. Bush at 11/2/07 Graham fundraiser














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 2/20/13, As Country Club Republicans Link Up With The Democratic Ruling Class, Millions Of Voters Are Orphaned,” Angelo Codevilla, Forbes
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“Increasingly the top people in government, corporations, and the media collude and demand submission as did the royal courts of old.”… 



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6/17/2012, "The Coming of the Next American Republic," Richard Fernandez, Belmont Club

"They realized it was in their common interest to cooperate in order to put themselves collectively in charge of literally everything....
The catastrophe happened, DeLong says, because the Founders forgot that factions could cooperate as well as compete through log-rolling as well as a host of other mechanisms."...

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With only one political party, voters can't possibly make a difference which is why the GOP merged with democrats into the "UniParty:"


12/15/13, "Breaking The UniParty," Angelo M. Codevilla,
LibertyLawSite.org  



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Attorney on losing side of April 22, 2014 Supreme Court decision outlawing racial preference in state-funded higher education threatens 'to take the gloves off,' return to Civil Rights Movement era sit-in's, protests, and strikes

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Re: "Schuette v BAMN, the case in which the (Supreme) Court upheld Michigan’s law outlawing racial preferences in state-funded higher education."

4/23/14, "Justice Sotomayor and the affirmative action bitter-enders have lost bigtime," Thomas Lifson, American Thinker

"The American public has woken up to the folly of trying to end racial discrimination by practicing it, dooming affirmative action to a slow death, and the racialist left is not taking the news very well....

By Any Means Necessary (BAMN), the plaintiff in the case, is vowing resistance: 

"[Local Attorney] George Washington--who represents BAMN or “By Any Means Necessary”--threatening to take aim at the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold Michigan’s ban on using race as a factor in college admissions.

We’re going to have to take the gloves off,” Washington told WWJ Newsradio 950, shortly after the justices’ ruling was announced on Tuesday. “This Supreme Court is systematically setting about undoing the gains of the Civil Rights Movement, so we’re gonna have to return to the methods of sit-ins and protests, and strikes and the things which won it in the first place.”

Somehow I doubt Harry Reid will call them “domestic terrorists.”" via Mark Levin twitter

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4/22/14, "Attorney Vows To Fight ‘Racist’ Supreme Court Affirmative Action Ruling With Sit-Ins, Strikes," WWJ, detroit.cbslocal.com



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Tony Blair says 'West should focus on radical Islam,' absurd to spend billions on security against an ideology being advocated in schools and institutions of countries with whom we have intimate security and defense relationships-BBC

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4/23/14, "Tony Blair: 'West should focus on radical Islam'," BBC

"Tony Blair has warned Western leaders they must put aside their differences with Russia over Ukraine to focus on the threat of Islamic extremism.

In a speech the former UK prime minister - now a Middle East envoy - said powerful nations must "take sides" and back "open-minded" groups....

Mr Blair gave his speech at Bloomberg in London amid high tensions between Russia and the West over Ukraine....

In his speech at Bloomberg, Mr Blair called on Western leaders to "elevate the issue of religious extremism to the top of the agenda".

And they must co-operate with other countries - "in particular, Russia and China" - regardless of "other differences".

He argued the threat posed by a radical view which "distorts and warps Islam's true message" was "spreading across the world".

"It is destabilising communities and even nations. It is undermining the possibility of peaceful co-existence in an era of globalisation.

"And in the face of this threat we seem curiously reluctant to acknowledge it and powerless to counter it effectively." 

He called on leaders to consider the "absurdity" of spending billions of dollars on security against an ideology which is being "advocated" in the schools and institutions of "countries with whom we have intimate security and defence relationships". 

"Some of those countries of course wish to escape from the grip of this ideology, but often it is hard for them to do so within their own political constraints," he added.

"This struggle between what we may call the open-minded and the closed-minded is at the heart of whether the 21st Century turns in the direction of peaceful co-existence or conflict between people of different cultures." 



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US agricultural sector closely watching Ukraine events. 'All eyes are now on the May corn planting in Ukraine.' McClatchy

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4/16/14, "Far off? Russia-Ukraine clash echoes through U.S. farm belt," McClatchy Washington Bureau, Kevin G. Hall

"America’s diplomats and generals aren’t alone in watching the unfolding conflict between Russia and neighboring Ukraine. The U.S. agriculture sector is following the faraway events closely for reasons of both opportunity and risk.

From rising global commodity prices to potential supply disruptions, there’s a lot at stake in the conflict for American farmers and producers.

Ukraine is the world’s third-largest corn exporter and sixth-largest wheat exporter. Russia is the world’s fifth-biggest wheat exporter and a large buyer of U.S. corn and poultry products. 

Since the early 2000s, both countries have garnered a bigger slice of the global market. What does or doesn’t happen there affects decision-making on American farms.

“This is a region where we have been facing stiff competition from Ukraine,” said Thomas Sleight, the president and CEO of the U.S. Grains Council, which develops markets for U.S.-grown corn and sorghum. “Longer term, everyone is waiting to see what effect credit availability will have on Ukrainian farmers’ willingness to plant and continue expanding their acreage of wheat and corn.”

Before the conflict, Ukrainian corn farmers had access to loans and were on a pace to eventually rival the U.S. corn belt as well as big producers such as Brazil. The loans now come with tougher conditions.

Farm-sector analysts had forecast lower corn acreage in the United States this year, but that was before tensions exploded after Russia annexed the Crimean peninsula. All eyes are now on the May corn planting in Ukraine.

“If things get worse there...that might send different (market) signals to U.S. producers,” said Sleight.

While Russia’s farm sector is an important generator of revenue, the Obama administration is unlikely to target it for economic sanctions.

“You don’t disturb what people are fed,” said Anders Aslund, a Russia expert at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, adding that “on top of that, U.S. companies are heavily involved.”

The world’s largest grain traders are U.S-based companies such as Bunge, Cargill and Archer Daniels Midland, said Aslund, meaning that “from a general political point of view it’s the least attractive thing you’d like to touch.”

The two countries are also an important growth market for John Deere tractors, pesticide manufacturers and high-tech seed companies such as Monsanto.

The standoff is already causing economic fallout. 

Russia’s ruble and Ukraine’s hryvnia have sunk against the U.S. dollar by about 10 percent and 35 percent, respectively. That worries U.S. poultry producers, since Russia was the second-largest market for U.S.-raised chicken products last year, after Mexico. Poultry exports to Russia last year amounted to 304,000 tons, worth $309 million.

“As far as our members are concerned, it’s pretty much been business as usual, no threats. They’re importing product,” said Toby Moore, spokesman for the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council in Atlanta. “The bigger concern is the decline in the value of the ruble, which makes our products more expensive in Russia. But so far, so good.”

The most immediate impact is being felt in the futures market, where contracts are traded daily for future deliveries of wheat, corn and numerous other commodities. Wheat futures for July delivery jumped sharply this week at the Chicago Board of Trade on concerns about the broadening Russia-Ukraine conflict.

U.S. farmers get a windfall from the rising futures price. But disruption of the global supply is unwelcome and soaring prices mess up the broader planting cycle, since farmers rotate crops.

Prices would go much higher if the conflict escalates into warfare, which would likely thwart grains from reaching export markets.

We’re afraid of a disruption,” said Jack Scoville, a senior market analyst and broker for the PRICE Futures Group in Chicago.

On Tuesday, traders fretted over unconfirmed rumors that a Russian plane had been shot down somewhere by someone.

“I have no idea if that is true or not. All I can tell you is we’re reacting,” Scoville said, underscoring the skittishness. “There is absolutely no confirmation....The futures are reacting big time. But I haven’t seen a news article that something actually happened over there.”

The sagging currencies also raise the prospect that farmers in Russia and Ukraine might sit on harvested crops in hopes the currency will rebound and they can earn more. It could lead in months ahead to tighter global supplies and higher prices. That would be a windfall on top of one already enjoyed by U.S. farmers because of the rising price of contracts for future deliveries.

“That’s giving the farmer a higher return on what he’s selling,” said Steve Speck, a vice president of the Lansing Trade Group, a national grains trader based in Overland Park, Kan." via Free Rep.


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Added: 5/1/2008, "The More they "do something," the worse it gets," ktbb.com, image of corn in gas tank from ktbb.com


The more they “do something” the worse it gets
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Read more here: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2014/04/16/224658/far-off-russia-ukraine-clash-echoes.html#storylink=cpy


Read more here: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2014/04/16/224658/far-off-russia-ukraine-clash-echoes.html#storylink=cpy

Boehner lobbyist pal LaTourette continues to wreck Republican brand, labels millions of Americans who rescued GOP from its deserved near death in Nov. 2010 'crazy,' 'extreme,' 'angry,' 'white,' favoring dirty air and dirty land. Since best GOP can do is slander half of America, its membership should soon be zero.We gave LaTourette a 'big' GOP in 2010 and he hated it so much he quit congress

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"No Labels" leader introduced LaTourette to Akron Press Club:

4/22/14, "LaTourette says GOP at crossroads, must shift from right to have shot at White House, Senate," Ohio.com, Akron Beacon Journal, Stephanie Warsmith

"Former U.S. Rep. Steve LaTourette told an Akron crowd Tuesday that the Republican Party is “at a crossroads.” He said the party must become more moderate and inclusive to have a shot at the White House or a majority in the U.S. Senate.

“If the Republican Party continues on this path to the extreme right, it will become a permanent minority party,” he told the receptive audience of about 80 people at an Akron Press Club luncheon at Quaker Square.

LaTourette served in Congress for 18 years, choosing not to seek re-election for the 14th Congressional District in 2012 after expressing frustration for the lack of cooperation and level of acrimony in Washington, D.C. He is now a lobbyist in the Capitol, where he also heads Main Street Partnership, a group that supports moderate GOP congressional members. He has gained prominence in his new role, including recent appearances on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart and Larry King.

Michael Shepherd, who heads a new University of Akron No Labels group, which seeks to foster civil political discussion on campus, introduced LaTourette, saying he “embodies many of the things our group believes in.”

LaTourette said he joined Congress in 1994 in a class supported by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

“People thought we were crazy,” he said in his half-hour speech. I didn’t know crazy until recently. We were not crazy.”

LaTourette said he chose to leave Congress when he became frustrated about the inability to get anything done, including the transportation budget. He pointed to the “fiscal cliff” debate about federal tax cuts for the wealthy and the federal government shutdown as other examples of gridlock.

“That’s great for bumper stickers,” he said of the fight that led to the 16-day shutdown. “What it’s not is governing.

LaTourette was replaced by his longtime friend Dave Joyce, who is facing competition in the May 6 primary from state Rep. Matt Lynch. Lynch is being backed by FreedomWorks, a national group that supports the tea party, while LaTourette’s Main Street Partnership is supporting Joyce, as well as other GOP congressional members who are being targeted in primaries by candidates couching themselves as more conservative and backed by tea party groups. 

“That’s all we’re doing,” LaTourette said. “We are not going after sitting Republicans.”

LaTourette said tea party supporters have this view that if theyget all the angry, 57-year-old white guys to vote for them, they will win. But, he said, the GOP can’t give up on female, African-American, Jewish, homosexual and Hispanic voters.

“The Republican Party has to make the decision if it wants to have the permanent majority in the House of Representatives, but never the presidency of the United States and never control of the Senate,” he said.

LaTourette said he doesn’t think Republicans must oppose clean air or the preservation of green space or be anti-union. He said his efforts aren’t an attack on the tea party, which helped made great gains for the Republican party in the past.

The tea party is not the Republican Party,” he said. “The Republican Party needs to be bigger than that if it is going to represent the "whole country".

For change to happen, LaTourette said the redistricting process, which gives the parties locks on various districts, needs to be changed. He said he’s not sure of the best answer, though he is watching with interest what is happening in California, where a primary is held and then the top two vote-getters, regardless of party, compete in the November election.

Asked his advice for students considering political careers, LaTourette said they must decide if they have the “fire in the belly” for it. “It’s not for everybody,” he said. “It’s a contact sport. You have to be willing to say, ‘I love this!’”...via Free Rep.

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P.S. LaTourette envisions one party that speaks for a "whole country" of 300 million people. The US would have to be a different country, a totalitarian country for that to happen. As others have said, it's no longer about Republicans and Democrats or even right and left. It's between massive, top down central government vs individual liberty on which the US was founded and which was for a long time the key to our survival. LaTourette's side is like royals in olden times who honestly believe they're better than we are, that we must silently hand over our earnings and let them dictate every detail of our lives, and most of all that we absolutely must shut up:

2/20/13, “As Country Club Republicans Link Up With The Democratic Ruling Class, Millions Of Voters Are Orphaned,” Angelo Codevilla, Forbes
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“Increasingly the top people in government, corporations, and the media collude and demand submission as did the royal courts of old.”…  


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6/17/2012, "The Coming of the Next American Republic," Richard Fernandez, Belmont Club

"They realized it was in their common interest to cooperate in order to put themselves collectively in charge of literally everything....
The catastrophe happened, DeLong says, because the Founders forgot that factions could cooperate as well as compete through log-rolling as well as a host of other mechanisms."...

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With only one political party, voters can't possibly make a difference, are rendered mute:


12/15/13, "Breaking The UniParty," Angelo M. Codevilla,
LibertyLawSite.org
 
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Added: Eleven key 2012 US Senate races backed and lost by the GOP establishment--LaTourette's side:

1. Florida,


2. Montana,

3. Hawaii

4. Nevada,


5. New Mexico 


6. North Dakota.
7. Virginia,


8. Wisconsin

9. Maine,

  • Independent who caucuses with democrats Angus King won by 22 points.
10. Ohio,

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11. Massachusetts

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11/16/12,  "Republicans Allowed Karl Rove to Mislead Them Again," Daily Beast, Matt Latimer

In the past two election cycles, he (Rove) and his acolytes have personally helped Barack Obama get elected and yet made millions in the process. You tell me who the dummy is—Rove or the people who keep listening to him and funding him?”…
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Added: The 2012 GOP establishment presidential candidate was guaranteed to lose since he had no desire to be president and never wanted to run in the first place (parag. 15). This may explain why Romney refused to loan any of his famous millions to his 2012 campaign when it desperately needed them.  As long as the GOP-E has anything to say about it Democrats are guaranteed to win. 
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P.S. We the people aren't the ones who destroyed this country. It was done entirely by corrupt politicians. None of them have even apologized to us.


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