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No doubt, the bestest thing about America is our freedom of belief.

Unfortunately for Barack Obama, a growing number of Americans believe that he's doing a poor job as president.

Some people think he's too iron-fisted, while others feel he's too passive; and a vocal minority just wants to send him back to Kenya.

Meanwhile, charting confirms that the GOP isn't in Kansas anymore; they've pretty much fallen off the map altogether.

And their little tea bag, too.

The only thing the vast majority of Americans seem to agree on is that the Republican party is the absolute worst.

I mean, say what you want about the tenets of National Socialism... at least it's an ethos.

Morning lineup:

Meet the Press: Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R); Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D); Roundtable: Bob Woodward (Washington Post), Bill Kristol (Weekly Standard), Former Obama Senior Adviser David Axelrod and Katty Kay (BBC).

Face the Nation: Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA); Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI); Former CIA/NSA Director Gen. Michael Hayden; Daughter of Abraham Zapruder Alexandra Zapruder; Dick Stolley (Formerly of LIFE Magazine); Roundtable: David Sanger (New York Times), David Ignatius (Washington Post), Jan Crawford (CBS News) and John Dickerson (CBS News).

This Week: White House Senior Adviser Dan Pfeiffer; Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY); Nate Silver (; Roundtable: Republican Strategist Matthew Dowd, Former "Green Jobs Czar" Van Jones, Jonathan Karl (ABC News) and Peggy Noonan (Wall Street Journal).

Fox News Sunday: Former Obama Health Policy Adviser Ezekial Emanuel; Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC); James Capretta (Ethics & Public Policy Center); Roundtable: Former Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA), Julie Pace (Associated Press), Republican Strategist Karl Rove and Former Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN).

State of the Union: Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX); Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH); Roundtable: Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA), Former Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-AK), Neera Tanden (Center for American Progress) and Author David Maraniss.

Evening lineup:
60 Minutes will feature: a tour of the facilities at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (preview); a report on the 50th anniversary of luxury car-marker Lamborghini (preview); and, an interview with University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban (preview).

On Comedy Central...

Jon Stewart took issue with the media using him to attack Obamacare.

The Daily Show

Monday: Bob Woodruff (ABC News)

Tuesday: Actor John Goodman

Wednesday: Author Monique Brinson Demery

Thursday: Actor Patrick Stewart

And Stephen Colbert approvingly cited Sen. Rand Paul.

The Colbert Report

Monday: Author David Folkenflik

Tuesday: Former NBA Player/Author Julius Erving

Wednesday: Brian Lehrer (WNYC)

Thursday: Author Daniel Lieberman


Nevada state Rep. Jim Wheeler (R) explained what representative democracy is all about.

A Nevada assemblyman said he would vote in favor of legislation allowing for slavery if it was something his constituents wanted him to do. [...]

"If that's what they wanted, I'd have to hold my nose, I'd have to bite my tongue and they'd probably have to hold a gun to my head, but yeah, if that's what the citizens of the, if that's what the constituency wants that elected me, that's what they elected me for," he said. "That's what a republic is about. You elected a person for your district to do your wants and wishes, not the wants and wishes of a special interest, not his own wants and wishes, yours."

Wheeler said today that he believes "liberal" operatives are trying to frame him as a bigot by spreading video of the statement on the Internet.


Retired Army Lt. Gen. William Boykin spoke some truth to power.

"People I've spoken to would like to see the military 'fulfill their constitutional duty and take out the president,'" Retired Army Lt. Gen. William Boykin told World Net Daily, a website best known for pushing Obama "birther" conspiracy theories.

"Our Constitution puts a civilian in charge of the military and as a result a coup would not be constitutional. You're not going to see a coup in the military."

And, in Texas...

Rumors of the Alamo's demise were greatly exaggerated.

Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson, whose office oversees the Alamo, had two key words Wednesday about rumors that the state shrine could fall under control of the United Nations.

"Horse hockey," Patterson, a Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, said Wednesday in a statement.

Rumors have circulated in recent weeks, via email and social media, that the U.N. would manage the Alamo if it — and San Antonio's four other Spanish colonial missions — are granted World Heritage status.

The story began to swirl in September with an emailed piece titled "The New Battle of the Alamo" by George Rodriguez, former president of the San Antonio Tea Party.

This aggression will not stand, man!

- Trix

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