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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 5:28 PM

An incredible question. No, really incredible.

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May-14-13 5:32 PM

Of course he is. He has been out to "kill" off the Republican party since before he took office. His plan is to destroy the party and America. There has never been so much corruption in any administration as the Obama administration.

He has waged war on any one who does not follow him. He is out to get people..plain and clear.. After the phone records of the AP? What the he%% is he thinking.. The AP is Media.. He really skunked the duck on that one..

When a person lies all the time his lies will eventually catch up with him.. Obama lies are catching up with him Its about time!!!

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May-14-13 6:18 PM


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May-14-13 6:23 PM

billldoesntgetit---What color is the sky in your universe?

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May-14-13 7:00 PM

The Limpman routinely calls the AP "state controlled media", now he has only respect for them...We are talking about national security, or does that take a back seat to attacking Obama? I have to ask? Everything takes a back seat to attacking Obama.

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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 9:01 AM

Boy the left wing loonies are on a roll today. I guess they can't stand some of the truth finally coming out, so of course they fall back on their same old, tired rant of Bush did it! Come on guys its a reasonable question, given the info that has come out the past few days. And it is about time someone shows this low life for who he really is. This guy has killed people, lied, threatened, cheated, and cohursted people all over the world to promote his agenda, meanwhile living like some sort of god on the tax payers dollar, he is disgusting and the truth is finally coming out (I hope) and you guys show that even you know it, by your crazy multiple comments today!!

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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 12:26 PM

I hear there is a 4th incident looming too.. Has to do with the EPA.. Obama is going to have to start playing whack a mole just to get somethings beat down..

He made a mistake getting into the AP. I suspect some media is going to turn on him and very quickly.. A Lot more stuff will hit the fan when they spill their guts..

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May-15-13 12:28 PM

Willgarr Any gambler will tell you Obama's odds are going to turn on him.. Any liberal will deny it.. Any person of any intelligence will be willing to bet Obama is Not going to skate on this thin ice much longer..

Your lies catch up with you.. Obama's chickens are coming home to roost.. And it looks like they already have roosted over his head from the looks of the gray hair..

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May-15-13 12:30 PM

David Axelrod says the Government is just to big for Obama to manage????

Hummm David tell us something we Conservs didnt already know.. Guess Axel is just late to the party..

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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 7:49 PM

Sowilly Obama released WH emails today.. Shows he lied.. Explain that one!!! Lying little creep that he is.. I hope they impeach him and the sooner the better..

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May-15-13 7:51 PM

Vericos says "Does the truth matter loco"?

Hillary What does it matter their DEAD!!!

Hummm close resemblance to lies..

Looks like Hillary will be testifying under oath.. The she can repeat the comment.. What does it matter? Their Dead!!!!

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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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