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Posted at 6:30 PM ET, 01/11/2011

Reconciliation

By Ezra Klein

Recap: The Affordable Care Act in one table; a great speech by John Kerry; and what comes after the labor movement?

Elsewhere:

1) E-books for troops.

2) How to make congresspeople safer -- but at what cost?

3) Rawls and globalization.

4) "Western Mom vs. Chinese Mom: Who is Better?" And yes, it's animated.

5) Last night's Charlie Rose segment in which Jon Meacham and I discuss the shooting in Arizona.

Recipe of the day: The three recipes Mark Bittman thinks you need to know.

By Ezra Klein  | January 11, 2011; 6:30 PM ET
 
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Every now and then, instead of a "Reconciliation" to sum up the day, you should do a "Filibuster" and just blog all night long! Get that Dylan Matthews in to do it, he's young and able to do all nighters!

Posted by: bdballard | January 11, 2011 7:40 PM | Report abuse

LET ME BE CLEAR


We basically have a situation in this nation in which Obama's allies are at constant WAR with the Tea Party.


There are constant attacks on the Tea Party.

The acts of war against the Tea Party have included FALSE CHARGES OF RACISM.

Now Obama's people are trying a SMEAR CAMPAIGN - attempting to link innocent people to the crimes of a mentally disturbed person.


These are INFLAMMATORY acts of war.

The NAACP resolution last summer - and the subsequent report this fall - same thing.


Obama has NEVER spoken out against these tactics - so one must conclude that Obama personally is supporting and encouraging these acts.


We basically have a sitution in this country in which the President of the United States is keeping, on the side, a force of people who are much like the SS - and contantly at war with a large portion of the population.


These are Nazi tactics - designed to enforce a far-left-wing agenda - and designed to discourage and deter people from voicing opposition to the governement.

AND designed to discourage and deter people from participating in the American political process.


That is the TRUTH.


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Posted by: RainForestRising | January 11, 2011 9:22 PM | Report abuse

Clearly,

Everytime there is a Muslim terrorist committing a crime, we see Obama running to the microphones, telling people to NOT to jump to conclusions.


IN SHARP CONTRAST, this weekend we saw Obama's people rushing to define these crimes as associated with the Tea Party, and Obama's political opponents.


This kind of conduct has NO PLACE IN AMERICA.


Seriously folks.


Obama should be called out for this conduct.

Posted by: RainForestRising | January 11, 2011 9:32 PM | Report abuse

This weekend's OBAMA SMEAR CAMPAIGN AGAINST THE TEA PARTY IS A CRIME AGAINST DEMOCRACY ITSELF.

Posted by: RainForestRising | January 11, 2011 9:39 PM | Report abuse


The Nazi SS and the Brown Shirts

The Nazi SS was designed to discourage people from opposing their leader.


Designed to discourage people from exercising their Freedom of Speech

Designed to discourage people from participating freely in their government processes.


- this is the problem with Obama's allies - too much of the NAZI Brown shirt stuff in their attacks on the Tea Party -


This weekend's OBAMA SMEAR CAMPAIGN AGAINST THE TEA PARTY IS A CRIME AGAINST DEMOCRACY ITSELF.


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Posted by: RainForestRising | January 11, 2011 9:42 PM | Report abuse


The Nazi SS and the Brown Shirts

The Nazi SS was designed to discourage people from opposing their leader.


Designed to discourage people from exercising their Freedom of Speech

Designed to discourage people from participating freely in their government processes.


- this is the problem with Obama's allies - too much of the NAZI Brown shirt stuff in their attacks on the Tea Party -


This weekend's OBAMA SMEAR CAMPAIGN AGAINST THE TEA PARTY IS A CRIME AGAINST DEMOCRACY ITSELF.


.

Posted by: RainForestRising | January 11, 2011 9:43 PM | Report abuse

Ezra,

First thing tomorrow morning would you please offer up your take on an alternative viewpoint on the events in Arizona coming from Russian intelligence:

http://www.eutimes.net/2011/01/top-us-federal-judge-assassinated-after-threat-to-obama-agenda/

Posted by: FastEddieO007 | January 11, 2011 10:28 PM | Report abuse

Getting back to the main point of the week


Obama's allies conducted a smear campaign this weekend - and that needs to be fully investigated.

In fact, Obama's FBI Director was standing next to Dupnik when Dupnik made inflammatory statements against innocent Americans - attempting to link them to crimes they did not commit.


In fact, Dupnik had prior reports of the actions of the suspect. Dupnik ACTUALLY had evidence which pointed AWAY from the Tea Party.


Instead of quietly conducting a professional criminal investigation, the country saw Dupnik trumping up charges at American who he must have known were completely innocent.

This was an intentional smear campaign -

What Obama people were involved in this smear campaign???


What Obama Federal officials took part, or remained silent, while Obama's operation smeared innocent people???


THE NATION DESERVES A COMPLETE INVESTIGATION OF OBAMA.


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Posted by: RainForestRising | January 11, 2011 11:30 PM | Report abuse

The left's history of political assassination:


Sara Jane Moore: "The government had declared war on the left. Nixon's appointment of Ford as vice president and his resignation making Ford president seemed to be a continuing assault on America."

Posted by: krazen1211 | January 11, 2011 11:41 PM | Report abuse

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/05/28/sara-jane-moore-tried-to_n_208512.html

She sees the genesis of her assassination attempt as stemming from her immersion in radical leftist groups that were pushing her to the edge, and that she was alienated from the world as it was and needed to do something about it.

Yep, the leftists have a history of violence. More serious violence I might add. Gerald Ford was the President of the United States.

Posted by: krazen1211 | January 12, 2011 12:13 AM | Report abuse

http://thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/editorials-columns/roderick-random/kanjorski-ponders-nuts-bolts-from-blue-1.1052739#axzz1A4hLabIP

"That Scott down there that's running for governor of Florida," Mr. Kanjorski said. "Instead of running for governor of Florida, they ought to have him and shoot him. Put him against the wall and shoot him. He stole billions of dollars from the United States government and he's running for governor of Florida. He's a millionaire and a billionaire. He's no hero. He's a damn crook. It's just we don't prosecute big crooks."

Posted by: krazen1211 | January 12, 2011 12:27 AM | Report abuse

I know that the leftists feel that for some reason, they automatically assumed any assassin is a right wing nutcase. So I look forward to their response to the above!

Posted by: krazen1211 | January 12, 2011 1:03 AM | Report abuse

"Republican control of congress will mean hand to hand combat for the next two years.." -- the President

"If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun..." the President

Posted by: truck1 | January 12, 2011 7:06 AM | Report abuse

It galls me to listen to the left wing politicians and pundits. They are either plain stupid or highly partisan. We have Senators Dick Durbin and Patrick Leahy, two of the most partisan Senators, yapping away and stirring the pot. It there are two Senators who make my blood boil, ongoing, it't these two smear merchants....and Obama never says a word. As I have said many times, Washington thinks and hopes we are all stupid. Well, we aren't. We are listening!

Posted by: Jackets | January 12, 2011 10:01 AM | Report abuse

It galls me to listen to the left wing politicians and pundits. They are either plain stupid or highly partisan. We have Senators Dick Durbin and Patrick Leahy, two of the most partisan Senators, yapping away and stirring the pot. It there are two Senators who make my blood boil, ongoing, it't these two smear merchants....and Obama never says a word. As I have said many times, Washington thinks and hopes we are all stupid. Well, we aren't. We are listening!

Posted by: Jackets | January 12, 2011 10:02 AM | Report abuse

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