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http://frontpagemag.com/2012/dgreenfield/while-new-jersey-residents-suffer-governor-christie-goes-on-saturday-night-live/

“Tens of thousands of New Jersey residents are without power. Many have lost homes and everything else that they have. Some don’t have enough to eat and others are struggling to stay warm.

This is not the time for a responsible leader to go do his self-promoting shtick on Saturday Night Live. But Christie seems so tone deaf that he puts his self-promotion ahead of anything else.”

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/november_2012/55_rate_government_response_to_hurricane_sandy_positively

“Most voters give positive marks to the governmental response to Hurricane Sandy on the Atlantic Coast. But they’re almost evenly divided when asked whether states or the federal government should be responsible for most post-storm cleanup costs.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 55% of Likely U.S. Voters rate the way government agencies responded to the areas affected by Hurricane Sandy as good or excellent. Only 15% view that response as poor.”

NOTE: In a September 2011 poll, 48% gave positive marks to the government response to Hurricane Irene.

http://townhall.com/columnists/mikeadams/2012/11/19/soaring_toward_totalitarianism

“(Some time in the not-too-distant future at a public university near you).

Good morning, everyone. My name is Dean Crawler and I would like to welcome everyone to new staff training here in the Dean of Student’s Office at the University of Neo-Communism in Wonderland, or UNCW. I wish to welcome all returning Deans, Associate Deans, Assistant Deans, and Adjunct Deans as well. They say it takes a village to raise a child. One could say that it takes a fiefdom to raise a generation. Of course, we prefer to avoid references to Western civilization here at UNCW. We are soaring to greatness. And that means leaving past traditions behind. Even an Adjunct Dean of Diversity knows that. No offense or disrespect intended.”

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/walker-obamacare-health exchanges/2012/11/16/id/464516?s=al&promo_code=10C81-1

“Five Republican governors rejected on Friday a major provision of President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform law that calls on U.S. states to set up online health insurance markets where consumers can purchase private coverage at federally subsidized rates.

That makes it likely that the federal government will establish its own markets, known as healthcare exchanges, in those states and potentially supplant state control of private individual insurance markets.

But in what could be a sign of thawing relations between administration officials and some state Republican leaders, three of the five governors — representing Ohio, Michigan and Florida — expressed a willingness to work with Washington as reforms inch toward a Jan. 1, 2014, deadline for full operation.”

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/dsouza-2012-obama-reelection/2012/11/17/id/464528?s=al&promo_code=10C81-1

“Author Dinesh D’Souza told Newsmax TV in an exclusive interview on Friday that the documentary he co-directed - ‘2016: Obama’s America’ - is even more relevant now in light of President Barack Obama’s re-election last week.

‘This is the sort of relevance of ‘2016.’ The film, oddly enough, would be obsolete had Romney won, but is now very relevant that Obama’s there now,’ D’Souza told Newsmax at Restoration Weekend 2012 in Palm Beach, Fla. “The film, in a way, looks at what would happen if Obama had his way.”

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