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Flashback: 2016 presidential candidates Rubio, Paul, Cruz were behind 2013 government shutdown

GOP elephants fightingBy Lynn R. Mitchell

[Editor’s note: A look back at a post I wrote in 2013….]

New York Times Op-Ed columnist Gail Collins does not mince words:

Right now, the show horses of the United States Senate are Rand Paul of Kentucky, Ted Cruz of Texas and Marco Rubio of Florida. All preparing for a 2016 presidential bid. All making visits to Iowa. They’re the new faces of the Republican Party. Really, really new. The three of them have an average age of 45 and an average tenure in Washington of 1.9 years.

Whatever happened to learning one job before moving to the next step?

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‘Morning Joe’ hosts express support for Bob McDonnell

Bob McDonnell 10By Lynn R. Mitchell

“I love that man. He’s a really, really good man. I’m so glad the judge gave him only two years for what is legal in the state of Virginia.” –Joe Scarborough on “Morning Joe,” 1/7/15

Wednesday morning after reporting that former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell was sentenced to two years for the federal government’s prosecution against him, hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski had positive comments about the man that many have supported and defended with feelings that he has been unjustly prosecuted.

Scarborough has been critical of the federal government’s overreach into Virginia throughout this ordeal and, thus, his sarcastic comment, “I’m so glad the judge gave him only two years for what is legal in the state of Virginia.”

Joe Scarborough is former Republican congressman from Florida. Mika, on the other hand, is a solid Democrat but even she weighed in on the issue.

“I think he’s going to come back,” Mika said. “I don’t think his career is over.”

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Election 2014: Americans want national security

American flag 4By Lynn R. Mitchell

America tends to fall asleep between terrorism attacks. Then events lead to a reawakening and national security moves to the top of the list of concerns.

It would appear security played a big part in Tuesday’s Republican victories. Republicans are seen as the party of hawks. On Tuesday, the hawks swept into office by taking over the US. Senate and padding their margin in the House.

Americans are concerned about ISIS. Beheadings. A president who addressed Jim Foley’s beheading and then went golfing 15 minutes later.

In Election Day exit polls, 72 percent of voters said they are afraid of a terrorist attack.

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This is why I like ‘Morning Joe’ on MSNBC … Joe blasts media for ignoring IRS scandal

Joe Scarborough 1By Lynn R. Mitchell

I hear those on the right side of the political aisle complain about “Morning Joe” on MSNBC because he’s not conservative enough for them. However, I like Joe Scarborough because he provides opinions from both sides of the aisle. Monday morning was a good example.

He questioned why the media were so biased in covering for Democrats in the IRS scandal … and Democrats talking with him agreed. (See Scarborough savages NYT IRS email scandal: ‘This is a scam!’)

From IJ Review:

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