published Sunday, December 29th, 2013


about Clay Bennett...

The son of a career army officer, Bennett led a nomadic life, attending ten different schools before graduating in 1980 from the University of North Alabama with degrees in Art and History. After brief stints as a staff artist at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Fayetteville (NC) Times, he went on to serve as the editorial cartoonist for the St. Petersburg Times (1981-1994) and The Christian Science Monitor (1997-2007), before joining the staff of the ...

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New Year’s resolutions usually involve matters for which the individual making the resolution is personally responsible. They involve utilizing one’s own resources to bring about needed personal changes. The Intern, on the other hand, is a public official setting policy in one branch of a three-branched democracy. Well, there’s simply no analogy. This past year, Clay had exactly one clever, thought-provoking cartoon, and his resolve to not squeak out a second one at the 11th hour remains steadfast.

December 29, 2013 at 12:25 a.m.
fairmon said...

Mr. president, please do not make resolutions or promises this year. Keep some past promises, show people you are going to be honest instead of just saying it.

December 29, 2013 at 5:53 a.m.
PlainTruth said...

Looks about right to me, Toon-Boy.

December 29, 2013 at 7:31 a.m.
jesse said...

Find a NEW muse Clay, ya runnin on empty!!

December 29, 2013 at 10:06 a.m.
PlainTruth said...
December 29, 2013 at 10:14 a.m.
rick1 said...

Obama's top 10 Constitutional violations. Let's see how many more he does in 2014.

December 29, 2013 at 10:41 a.m.
caddy said...

Indeed Jesse. Typical democrat: filthy lucre can fix the problem & inanimate objects are inherently evil. Progressives are Stupid.

December 29, 2013 at 10:42 a.m.
yddem said...

Indeed, caddy. Typical neocon: filthy lucre can fix the problem and inanimate objects are inherently sacred. Neocons are morons.

December 29, 2013 at 10:47 a.m.
PlainTruth said...

yddem, not sure you know what a neocon is

December 29, 2013 at 10:59 a.m.
alprova said...

Neocon - Criminally insane spenders that believe in killing brown people for the new world order. Huge Orwellian government, unfathomable amounts of spending, bomb tens of thousands of people to death to rearrange the globe. Take the worst aspects of the liberal and conservative positions and combine them into one and you would have a NeoCon.

Neocons are the greatest threat to life, liberty and property this country has ever known.

This defintion brought to you courtesy of the Urban Dictionary

December 29, 2013 at 11:26 a.m.
alprova said...

The Neocon Manifest

  1. We are a small group of politicians coming from as early as the Ford administration up to the GWB administration.

  2. We are very good at promoting the false pretense about believing in smaller government. In reality, we believe in big spending and tax cuts for their wealthy political and business friends, hence deficit spending.

  3. We fake being social conservatives, although true social conservatives believe they really care about social issues. Neocons distract the public by acting like they really care about social issues like gay marriage, abortion, and flag burning. Meanwhile they are busy conducting wars and stifling your freedom.

  4. We believe in costly wars and creating boogeymen to try and make you think only they can keep you safe while they restrict your freedoms to "protect you". This is their signature issue, to help keep them in power.

  5. We actually despise any types of small government advocates, such as Barry Goldwater, traditional Republcans, conservatives who believe in living and let living, and of course, libertarians.

December 29, 2013 at 11:38 a.m.
PlainTruth said...

Alpo. Thanks so much

December 29, 2013 at 11:38 a.m.
rick1 said...

Our government is the greatest threat to our life, liberty and pursuit of happiness.

The following famous quote is attributed to Alexander Fraser Tytler:

A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the majority discovers it can vote itself largess out of the public treasury. After that, the majority always votes for the candidate promising the most benefits with the result the democracy collapses because of the loose fiscal policy ensuing, always to be followed by a dictatorship, then a monarchy.

Here is a very good article everyone should read.

December 29, 2013 at 11:50 a.m.
fairmon said...

alprova post ending with....

We actually despise any types of small government advocates, such as Barry Goldwater, traditional Republcans, conservatives who believe in living and let living, and of course, libertarians.

This statement can apply to many in both parties. They will both attack with a vengeance any libertarian that attracts attention. They hate the idea of a change to the fair tax proposals in both houses. The basic premise is tax spending instead of earnings with a rebate to all regardless of income which protects those in the lower income levels.

December 29, 2013 at noon
yddem said...

rick1, I first saw your quote supposedly attributable to Tytler several years ago. It is an interesting statement, but it was not made by Tytler.

There is no suggestion that Tytler or anyone else performed any studies to support the conclusions, in any event. I am sure there are some people, nonetheless, who claim the proposition to be accurate.

December 29, 2013 at 12:11 p.m.
yddem said...

I did not always agree with Barry Goldwater, but I respected him - and he expressed himself so very well at times:

You don't have to be straight to be in the military; you just have to be able to shoot straight.

I think every good Christian ought to kick Falwell right in the ass.

I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.

Where is the politician who has not promised to fight to the death for lower taxes- and who has not proceeded to vote for the very spending projects that make tax cuts impossible?

It's a great country, where anybody can grow up to be president... except me.

December 29, 2013 at 12:21 p.m.
jesse said...

Goldwater may have been the most honest man to run for potus in my lifetime!!

December 29, 2013 at 12:36 p.m.
rick1 said...

yddem, you are correct about the quote not being verified as coming from Tytler.

The following is from:

Regardless of the quote's origin, it is interesting to note how accurate it details the past and how much further we have progressed along that predicted line, since it first appeared in modern recorded history, in 1950.

We urge you not to be concerned with the authorship of this quote, but to focus upon the truth that is in the words. I believe that we can stop this "Fatal Sequence", but not the way we are going.

December 29, 2013 at 12:40 p.m.
TOES02800 said...

Obama proposes these things that he knows the republicans have always been against and then claims obstructionism.

Harry Reid has 28 bills from the house republicans hidden under his desk and won't even bring them up for a vote. And then claims republicans don't "offer alternatives". Major lie.

The republicans are always chided for not "compromising" with democrats. Why in the hell would anyone compromise their core beliefs and values? The democrats NEVER compromise. When Obama or any democrat can't get everything they want, they spew piss and vinegar at their opponents and pass executive orders circumventing the constitutional process (illegally).

Where is the compromise from the democrats? On ANYTHING?

December 29, 2013 at 12:45 p.m.
rick1 said...

Toes, Harry Reid doesn't give a damn about helping a child with cancer, why would he care about bringing bills up for a vote?

HARRY REID: Listen, Sen. Durbin explained that very well, and he did it here, did it on the floor earlier, as did Sen. Schumer. What right did they have to pick and choose what part of government is going to be funded? It’s obvious what’s going on here. You talk about reckless and irresponsible. Wow. What this is all about is Obamacare. They are obsessed. I don’t know what other word I can use. They’re obsessed with this Obamacare. It’s working now and it will continue to work and people will love it more than they do now by far. So they have no right to pick and choose.

DANA BASH: But if you can help one child who has cancer, why wouldn’t you do it?

REID: Why would we want to do that? I have 1,100 people at Nellis Air Force base that are sitting home. They have a few problems of their own. This is — to have someone of your intelligence to suggest such a thing maybe means you’re irresponsible and reckless –

December 29, 2013 at 12:55 p.m.
yddem said...

rick1, I don't see the truth of the words. Not a single fact was put forth to support the proposition, not one example given. I certainly hope the "prophecy" (I will refer to it) does not come true.

BTW, the source you provided references "The Fall and Decline of the Athenian Republic" by Tytler, but there is no evidence he authored such a work. I suppose the folks associated with the web site may have wanted to lend some degree of legitimacy to their post.

December 29, 2013 at 12:59 p.m.
TOES02800 said...

Dingy Harry Reid, evil liberal elitist. What the hell is wrong with the people of Nevada? Time to test the water.

December 29, 2013 at 1 p.m.
TOES02800 said...

So lets get this straight:

The left wants to give the world a free ticket through Americas' front door.

they want to strip all law abiding citizens of their right to own firearms (I haven't heard of Obama's grand plan for getting the gangs to give up THEIR guns yet).

And they think it's a great idea for burger flippers to make $15 an hour.

And they call republicans extremists.

December 29, 2013 at 1:10 p.m.
rick1 said...

yddem, I'm afraid we are already heading down that road with unsustainable spending s both parties are to blame, more and more people are becoming dependent on government programs as we have seen the number of people on food stamps sharply increase, along with people receiving social security disability as they are unable to find work and are suffering from anxiety.

Obama is killing job growth with regulations major environmental regulations and in fact delayed these regulations until after the 2012 election knowing how devastating they will be to the economy. This will lead to higher unemployment and more dependence on the government and the democrats will use scare tactics saying their opponent will take away all of the entitlements unless the vote democrat.

This is a never ending cycle and we will fail.

December 29, 2013 at 1:18 p.m.
inquiringmind said...

toes...all interesting premises but none of them are in current legislation except perhaps the min wage, and why do you begrudge paying someone a living salary? $15/hr is $31.2 K/yr. pretty close to barely survivable for a family of say 4.

No one has to call republicans extremists, not all of them are. The extremists among the GOP ranks are evident by their words and interesting fear of women with sharp teeth.

December 29, 2013 at 1:19 p.m.
yddem said...

no, toes, what you say is not at all straight, but you certainly say it in the manner of an extremist.

December 29, 2013 at 1:21 p.m.
rick1 said...

inquiringmind, since you believe the minimum wage should be $15.00 an hour, do you voluntarily pay more at the fast food restaurant, grocery store or any other place you shop where they pay the current minimum wage so that company can pay their employees 15.00 per hour?

December 29, 2013 at 1:30 p.m.
PlainTruth said...

Jesse: I vividly remember when Goldwater was running for President, the democrat opposition said "If that s.o.b. is elected, he will send the marines to VietNam!"

December 29, 2013 at 1:39 p.m.
jesse said...

exactly! march 1965 3rd marine div.lands in Danang complements of L.B.J.!!

December 29, 2013 at 1:41 p.m.
yddem said...

PT, I don't remember that, but I will read any authority you will attach to a reply.

Goldwater said "I could have ended the war in a month. I could have made North Vietnam look like a mud puddle."

December 29, 2013 at 1:44 p.m.
yddem said...

Here's one, PT, where Barry, in 1964 (the election year) talked about using nuclear weapons in Vietnam:

So, he wouldn't have needed the Marines!

December 29, 2013 at 1:47 p.m.
jesse said...

Curtis LeMay had the right idea when he said (about n.korea.) "Bomb their ass right back into the stone age!"IF ya gonna get into a war then get in,do what it takes from the getgo and then get outta Dodge!

December 29, 2013 at 1:50 p.m.
PlainTruth said...

I'm not gonna research it YD. Don't need to. Opposition said that and more. I'm not arguing the war, just making a statement about a statement I heard numerous times.

December 29, 2013 at 1:52 p.m.
TOES02800 said...

yd, I stated facts. Period. Nothing extreme about that at all! Do you doubt anything I posted at 1:10? Whats wrong with stating facts? Oh...that's right...your definition of an extremist is anyone who disagrees with the left.

And what is "not straight" about my 1:10 post? Toon-boy's cartoon above actually says the same thing I did.

December 29, 2013 at 1:56 p.m.
TOES02800 said...

I think liberals still cringe that a democrat got America in Vietnam, and a republican got America out of it.

December 29, 2013 at 1:59 p.m.
Maximus said...

First off I hope everyone, even you lonely atheist pagan dysfunctional liberals that had a bad childhood, enjoyed a nice Christmas holiday. My family and I celebrated our Lord and Saviors birthday in awesome and beautiful Aspen, Colorado, truly a family Christmas to remember!

As for Clays cartoon......GREAT JOB GOP! It has been difficult to block the Obama agenda, especially with a Marxist socialist "make the economy work" Chicago gangster President, like Barry The Welfare Pimp ignoring the Constitution and breaking the law almost daily. Let's add a mark through Obamacare and his stupid environmental regulatory policy and maybe we can move back to making stuff in America and oh yea, tell the unions to shutter themselves like they have shuttered manufacturing across America. :)

December 29, 2013 at 2 p.m.
yddem said...

As I said PT, I don't remember Dems or anyone else in 1964 saying Goldwater would send Marines to Vietnam. I am surprised that you will not even attempt to back up your claim. I'm not arguing the war either, but I prefer intellectual honesty on this forum, which I see too little of. As I said, I don't remember any such claims (and I remember '64 very well), but I would certainly bow to you if you cited authority to correct my faulty memory.

BTW, Barry's own comments about Vietnam were worse than anything I recall the Dems saying about him. There was "Daisy" of course, but that was about the end of the world, not Vietnam, and it was shown only once. I did not see it until years later.

December 29, 2013 at 2:02 p.m.
yddem said...

toes, you did not state a single fact.

December 29, 2013 at 2:03 p.m.
TOES02800 said...

Dems want gun control- fact

dems want higher minimum wage- fact

dems want amnesty for illegals- fact

December 29, 2013 at 2:07 p.m.
yddem said...

toes, Ike got America into Vietnam, Kennedy followed, Johnson got the Tonkin Gulf resolution and greatly accelerated (almost 39,000 Americans kia) and Nixon continued and increased the effort to bomb Hanoi out of existence until he finally declared "peace with honor" (almost 20,000 kia).

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 p.m.
soakya said...

alprova- habitual liar, in need of mental evaluation, lives in a delusional world where he believes the future belongs to those who are willing to rob from those who earn it and gives to those who have not earned it. preaches responsibility toward those in need but when confronted with a actual need face to face, does he offer to help , does he direct her to where she might be able to get assistance, no, he doesn't offer help because she didn't ask for it. typical progressive hypocrite.

December 29, 2013 at 2:13 p.m.
yddem said...

toes said:

"Dems want gun control- fact"

It is true that most, but not all, dems want gun control, but gun control does not "strip all law abiding citizens of their right to own firearms" which was your earlier claim.

"dems want higher minimum wage- fact"

It is true that most dems and some repubs want a higher federal minimum wage (some states are already higher), but your earlier claim was $15/hr. which most do not support.

"dems want amnesty for illegals- fact"

True for dems and repubs. Reagan was a huge fan of amnesty for illegal aliens.

December 29, 2013 at 2:24 p.m.
TOES02800 said...

At the end of 1959 there were 760 U.S. troops training South Vietnamese troops. So Ike did indeed dabble in Vietnam.

However, Kennedy was the first president to send large amounts of troops to Vietnam (between 15,000 and 20,000). So was Kennedy a war monger?

December 29, 2013 at 2:36 p.m.
PlainTruth said...

yddem: If the dems shamelessly ran this ad, don't you agree that the "marine thing" was benign in comparison?

December 29, 2013 at 2:39 p.m.
yddem said...

PT, did you not read my post? That is Daisy.

December 29, 2013 at 2:46 p.m.
PlainTruth said...

So YD, are you really saying "Daisy" was not a political statement run against Goldwater? Really?

December 29, 2013 at 2:48 p.m.
degage said...

Yddem, Ike did not send one troop into Nam, Kennedy only sent advisers and LBJ was the first to send ground troops in.

December 29, 2013 at 2:54 p.m.
yddem said...

This is what I said, PT:

"BTW, Barry's own comments about Vietnam were worse than anything I recall the Dems saying about him. There was "Daisy" of course, but that was about the end of the world, not Vietnam, and it was shown only once. I did not see it until years later."

Understand now?

December 29, 2013 at 2:56 p.m.
yddem said...

degage, I did not say Ike or Kennedy sent ground troops to Vietnam.

December 29, 2013 at 3 p.m.
PlainTruth said...

yddem, I understand perfectly. What I don't understand is how you can be deluded into thinking Daisy was not a campaign ad. You think the dems just decided to ran an ad about the end of the world? Come on , Man!

December 29, 2013 at 3:06 p.m.
degage said...

No Yd you said Ike got us into Nam. Actually Truman sent the first equipment and advisors in 1950. Ike sent money and equipment but refused to send troops. Kennedy sent more advisors and LBJ sent first troops.

December 29, 2013 at 3:12 p.m.
Rickaroo said...

"I think liberals still cringe that a democrat got America in Vietnam, and a republican got America out of it." - TOES

Most libs freely admit that LBJ was shameful in the way he escalated the war, especially in his deceit and outright lies about the Gulf of Tonkin incident.

Being liberal does not mean that we invariably stand with the Democratic Party. In fact, most Dems today are not nearly as liberal as you RWNJs make them out to be. Thanks to the extremism of the teabaggers and neo-cons the right has shifted so FAR to the right that the new "middle" that has been created is itself right-wing, which comprises the "neo-liberals" that we have today. Only Dems like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren and a scant few others could be considered true liberals. It's just that you righties today have gone completely batsh!t crazy and cannot see, or will not allow yourselves to see, how far to the right our government has shifted.

December 29, 2013 at 3:14 p.m.
yddem said...

PT, what I dislike is the claim that I "think" something that I do not. I never said Daisy was not a campaign ad. In fact, I made specific reference to Daisy. Your problem is that you make claim to something for which you cannot provide any evidence whatsoever. For some reason, probably because you wanted to assail the dems in 1964 (for what purpose?), you made up a claim that the dems said Goldwater would send Marines to Vietnam. I called you on it, pointed out that Goldwater said worse things than the dems did about what he would do in Vietnam, and brought your attention to Daisy and said "that was about the end of the world." You really don't get it, do you?

December 29, 2013 at 3:19 p.m.
stanleyyelnats said...


December 29, 2013 at 3:24 p.m.
yddem said...

I agree, degage. I did say Ike got us into Vietnam, and I still think that. The peace talks after the French debacle came during Ike's administration. Kennedy could have gotten us out and did not. Johnson was worse than a fool. The best and the brightest - bullsheet.

December 29, 2013 at 3:24 p.m.
stanleyyelnats said...

quack quack quack... and have a happy republican new year....

December 29, 2013 at 3:28 p.m.
PlainTruth said...

yddem, I didn't make anything up. The dems said what I said. I wasn't blaming anyone for the clustercruck that was vietnam. So did you say "There was "Daisy" of course, but that was about the end of the world, not Vietnam, and it was shown only once. I did not see it until years later." It would seem to me that "that was about the end of the world, not Vietnam" is a reach. (insofar as it was not a campaing ad) You're right, tho. I guess I don't get your verbal gymnastics.

December 29, 2013 at 3:38 p.m.
fairmon said...

Can anyone state a valid justification for the U.S. being involved in the middle east or north Africa? The fact they are and will kill each other as they have throughout history does not justify bankrupting the U.S.

December 29, 2013 at 3:42 p.m.
yddem said...

It was tongue in cheek. JHFC! There is no doubt you don't get it! I brought it to your attention and sluffed it off. Sarcasm. Irony. No, you still won't get it. I give up. Say something really intelligent in response.

Yes, PT, you made it up. Al would call you something else, but I won't. I just cannot comprehend why, considering the discussion at the time, you thought it necessary to stoop to the false claim. For what purpose? I will admit, I don't get that.

You have had over 1 and 1/2 hours to search - and I know you have searched, so don't falsely claim that you have not - and you have cited no authority for your false claim. Done.

December 29, 2013 at 3:48 p.m.
fairmon said...

This is the first time Obama has been in the deep end of the pool, he can't swim. His buds are throwing him concrete blocks as though they were life preservers. It could be he would say or promise anything to escape.

December 29, 2013 at 4:17 p.m.
PlainTruth said...

yddem, why are you so bitter? why would I make that ditty up? makes no sense. inconsequential. I remember it well. So what? Not an indictment against anyone…was simply a picture of the political climate of the day…the dems thought Goldwater a hawk (which he was) and they made [political hay out of it)..hence, "if Goldwater is elected. he will send the marines to vietnam". Which he no doubt he would have…WTF is wrong with you?

December 29, 2013 at 4:23 p.m.
fairmon said...

What do new year resolutions and campaign promises have in common?

December 29, 2013 at 6:42 p.m.
cheezy123 said...

The fact is this President is simply a lame duck for his final way he the dems take the house and prolly will lose the senate in 2014.. should be a good time to brush up on his golf game the next 3 years.. Ole Harry Reid's use of the "nuclear option" will come back to haunt the dems and president.. all america can do now is wait for 2016 to fix this mess... by that time americans will be sick of Oboma and his party.. and when only 50 votes from the senate are needed to repeal the ACA, dems will have nobody to blame but themselves.

December 29, 2013 at 6:45 p.m.
PlainTruth said...

^^^^^ ✔

December 29, 2013 at 6:57 p.m.
GaussianInteger said...

^More words of wisdom from the "moderate"?

December 29, 2013 at 8:08 p.m.
PlainTruth said...

right. from the middle, gassy. from the middle.

December 29, 2013 at 8:09 p.m.
alprova said...

soakya wrote: "alprova- habitual liar, in need of mental evaluation, lives in a delusional world where he believes the future belongs to those who are willing to rob from those who earn it and gives to those who have not earned it."

Your definitions are not fact. They are merely an opinion.

"preaches responsibility toward those in need but when confronted with a actual need face to face, does he offer to help , does he direct her to where she might be able to get assistance, no, he doesn't offer help because she didn't ask for it."

Sir, I know the woman quite well and she does not need my help to pay her bills. As I stated, she has a man friend, whom I know very well, who assists her monetarily.

Am I to assume, via your faux outrage, that you walk down the street handing out five dollar bills to everyone you meet, who looks to you like they are going without?

Sure you do.

"typical progressive hypocrite."

Do you truly believe that you are fooling anyone with this holier-than-thou crap?

December 29, 2013 at 10:19 p.m.
alprova said...

degage wrote: "Yddem, Ike did not send one troop into Nam, Kennedy only sent advisers and LBJ was the first to send ground troops in."

Folks, Harry Truman was the first President to send troops into Vietnam. In fact, the first American serviceman killed in Vietnam occurred on September 26, 1945.

Eisenhower sent in military advisors in 1953, along with supply shipments.

If one desires to get technical, anyone who wears a uniform is trained for military combat. So anyone sent over there, no matter whether they intended to engage in battle or not, could be considered a soldier and I'm sure each and every one of them were armed or were protected by armed soldiers.

December 29, 2013 at 10:32 p.m.
TOES02800 said...

It seems Maj. Peter Dewey Yelled something in French and was shot and killed on September 26, 1945. Near the spot where the last American was to die, 30 years later. Fairly ironic.

They thought he was a Frenchman.

December 29, 2013 at 11:09 p.m.
PlainTruth said...

For Alpo, Toon-Boy, yddem, dude, Roo, diggity, and Alpo.

December 29, 2013 at 11:17 p.m.
Rickaroo said...

"...from the middle, gassy. from the middle." - PT

Here we go again with that delusional crap from PT, the "moderate independent." You know, you might not appear quite the clown if you at least had a clue about what ideology you truly espouse. Man, there is NOTHING moderate or independent about you. If you were truly an independent you would agree with the liberal point of view at least ONCE in a while, but you seem to take great delight in sniping at liberals at every turn. You despise liberals and liberalism in all its forms and you more often than not take a strong stance with the teabaggers. It might be fair to say that you are perhaps not quite as extreme as the MOST extreme of the conservatives, but there is no doubt in anyone's mind but your own that you are a full-fledged member of the far right wing. Moderate independent. Middle. What a joke.

December 29, 2013 at 11:30 p.m.
PlainTruth said...

Roo says " You despise liberals and liberalism in all its forms……" not all liberals, Roo. just you oh yeah, from the middle

December 29, 2013 at 11:36 p.m.
inquiringmind said...

I see the Senator form Canada has a new year's resolution, renounce his Canadian citizenship so he can try to claim to be eligible to run for President, ha! We should be so lucky.

December 29, 2013 at 11:45 p.m.
TOES02800 said...

You know, if liberals practiced what they preached, we'd hear alot more stories about how they've taken it upon themselves to help the poor/homeless/poverty stricken.

You should be taking these destitute people into your homes and feeding them and clothing them and personally getting them to better themselves.

Or does it just make you feel good about yourselves to tax the hell out of every working person to throw money at these people.

Harming one to help another doesn't do jack. Two wrongs don't make a right.

December 30, 2013 at 1:19 a.m.
TOES02800 said...

Three ominous signs for Democrats heading into the 2014 midterm year.

"A trio of findings spells bad news for Democrats in a new CNN/ORC International poll released Thursday: The generic ballot test has broken sharply toward Republicans, voter enthusiasm for Democrats is lower than it is on the GOP side, and President Obama is shaping up as an albatross for candidates who support him."

"Republicans have opened up a 49 to 44 percent lead over Democrats on the question of which party’s candidate for Congress voters would choose in their district. That’s a sharp reversal from October, when Democrats led Republicans 50 percent to 42 percent."

And alpo says he's excited about 2014. Not so fast there cowboy.

December 30, 2013 at 1:43 a.m.
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