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Do you think President Obama is personally behind his administration's efforts to silence the opposition through IRS investigations and obtaining the AP's records?

  1. Yes
  2. No
  3. Too soon to say
  4. We'll never know
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May-14-13 12:14 PM

I wonder if the President was a Republican if we would be having this discussion? The Republican Party (also known as the party of no) isn't concerned about helping the country, but are more concerned with restricting this administration from getting anything done for the country. This is just a sad state of affairs that the Republicans and the Tea Party has put this country in.

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May-14-13 12:39 PM

Yes, dusty, and I have a problem with your first three false assumptions. Don't you ever research anything before you shoot your mouth off. Go somewhere else to get your information sometime. Your blogs are such a crock of lies it is amazing you know your own name.

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May-14-13 2:08 PM

vietnamvet69, of course there would be this discussion if Bush were President. Slowing socialism is not necessarily a bad thing!

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May-14-13 4:27 PM

One thing that we can all count on, Dusty will take three to four or more blogs to try to justify his unsubstantiated claims. Oh, make that two things. As you bloviate, Dusty, you will bring other things up to CYA. I never said anything about Clinton. Again, you state that there was an apology, NOT. Actually, the military told the military to stand down. Get the facts and not fox. I also believe the head guy at the IRS was appointed by Bush? Not? As to the AP, you need to research that better as they are investigating possible treasonous acts from a year ago. But, don't let facts get in your way. You never have.

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May-14-13 6:18 PM


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May-14-13 7:31 PM

OK, to make the libs happy, I'd say this poll is slanted just a bit.


I'm not one that thinks everything that Pres. Bush or Pres. Obama have done has been 100% correct all the time.

So if allegations against either can be proven, let's make the case and get it taken care of.

Talk is cheap. If somebody has the goods, let's roll.

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May-14-13 10:25 PM

I really can't believe this question. Well I guess I can since it is the Minot Daily Republican. I just wish the paper would be middle of the road instead instead of so blantly republican slanted. I just wish there was another newspaper in this city. No such luck.

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May-14-13 10:33 PM

Another opportunity to trash Obama, which is all there is left to do and what is left of the Obama Administration is now trash.

Why does Obama hate our freedoms so much?

It's a Bill of Rights witch hunt.

Somehow, Freedom of Speech seems to be under assault here and now. Obama's brown shirts descend upon the AP.

First they came for the second amendment, but I didn't have any guns, so I didn't speak up to save the right to bear arms.

Then they came for the first amendment, but I wasn't a journalist under surveillance by the Obama Administration, so I didn't speak up.

Obama has lost any hope of favorable rapport with the press anymore. The hate for Obama has begun.

Just wait until it is full-fledged.

You just don't drone people and get away with murder. The blowback is yet to come.

Thou shalt not covet anything that is thy neighbors.

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May-14-13 10:48 PM

Veritas, you must not know what "understatement" is all about.

For example, when you go on and on about how unfair things are in Republican-dominant ND (the eyes of Cyclops thing), you are NOT engaging in understatement.

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May-14-13 10:49 PM

willgrr, I think I'll wait a few more days to see more of what the Democrats have done for me.

Or rather, what they plan to do to me, being the conservative I am.


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May-15-13 6:29 AM

of course oblamer and holder knew. and if they didn't, who's in charge? i sure hope this doesn't stop the plans to add the bestest prez ever to mt rushmore. we'll need to add to the mountain tho, so He can look down on the other prez's, as it should be.

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May-15-13 9:30 AM

Obama is a politician and politicians have a license for corruption, so it's legal.

Nixon was drunk all of the time while demanding Hanoi be nuked. His mind was addled from spirits and he walked the halls of the White House talking to the portraits of the foundering fathers. Drunk as a skunk.

Republicans were just as stupid back then as they are now. All that has been added to their stupidity is the outrage. The pot calling the kettle black.

Last I remember, Nixon was elected by the people. Hunter Thompson couldn't believe Nixon wasn't in jail. He knew is was all totally corrupt back then too.

Johnson was just as corrupt. Fly those grunts to Vietnam and have them fight! Country Joe McDonald even wrote a song about it all.

Obama joined the Warmongers of America Club. Big deal.

If it's government, it's corrupt.

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May-15-13 5:24 PM

animal, I agree that the lefty apologists are out in full force today defending the President, as if nobody should question what he or his associates might have done.

If there's truth to the allegations, let's have it out in the open--that's another way of saying "transparent," y'know.

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May-15-13 6:30 PM

After reading Public Policy Polling's "About Us" section on their website, I'm more firmly convinced than ever that a poll can be taken and/or interpreted however the poll taker (or even customer) pleases.

Pay close attention to the "Sampling" and "Weighting" paragraphs concerning demographics.

What do I think? More of the same...

Poll schmoll

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May-15-13 8:08 PM

Veritas, I don't believe what the MDN says or what its various commenters say (that's us) will matter much in the national scheme of things, especially in things presidential.

But I think the MDN has a right to express its editorial opinion, just like you have a right to express your opinion, just like I have a right to express mine.

If you're looking for unvarnished truth from a media source nowadays, good hunting to you.

As far as that goes, why not look for those media sources of the past that published the unvarnished truth while you're at it.

A great time period would be the aftermath of the Civil War, with accounts from losers and winners.

Just which was telling the "truth" then?

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May-15-13 8:11 PM

And one more thing, just for Veritas...

This MDN poll?

I'll have to say, more of the same.

Poll schmoll

Hope I don't get bumped :-)

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May-15-13 9:35 PM

So, they released the e-mails and I am not a happy camper. Why did I read the factual version and Dusty and billwillnevereverevergetit get to read the Fox News/Rush edition. White house was involved. How demented can you get, Billwillnevereverevergetit. Wasn't there. but the Repubs keep wasting time on it. Boy, are you guys scared of Hillary!! Say, where is the jobs bill? Have we got a farm bill yet and how is that sequester fix coming along. Know any senior citizens who are missing some meals? Oh, well, the Republican health plan is for them to die anyway. What a couple of losers you two are.

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May-15-13 10:07 PM

"What difference does it make?" They are "just" all casualties. Oh Well.

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May-15-13 10:22 PM

Why should I care? Our President doesn't. They just found a rancher, a friend of mine, buried. Oh Well.

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May-15-13 10:46 PM

I am happy you agreed Obama is a very, very poor character.

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May-15-13 11:00 PM

Thank you. And his family.

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May-16-13 9:57 AM

I realize that dusty is just not all there, probably as an agent orange casualty. But, I think billwillnevereverevergetit must have some type of chemical imbalance that does not allow him to be factual in his blogs. Now, your factual basis is a movie that has been completely discredited except in far right wing circles. You are sooooo good. It is a good thing that the blogs never require you to post your sources and require fact checking before they are printed. There would be no more wingy dingys.

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May-16-13 11:31 AM

"NOPE!!!! Not this ignoramus,." Well, certainly this explanation of yourself needs no fact check. I am so glad you could finally admit what your really are. We already knew it but were waiting for you to finally admit it. Congrats.

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May-16-13 11:34 AM

Oh, sorry for not clarifying the last post. Dusty, it was not directed at you... I don't want you to claim everything on the board. It was billdoesntevernevereverneverevergetit.

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May-16-13 12:29 PM

You go, Ron. Well, with your medical disability, you are forgiven for your non-factual rants... Not really. First you make advances to me and then you start calling others sweetheart. I don't understand you fickle nature... You sure that you don't have some problems from the agent orange thingy...??

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