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Are all Republicans Idiots?

 
 
H2O MAN
 
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Reply Sun 19 May, 2013 08:48 am
@Moment-in-Time,
Moment-in-Time wrote:

The Tea Party's main purpose, it seems, is to disrupt government.


Interesting, what was the purpose of the Occupy Wall Street knuckle dragging mouth breathers?
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RABEL222
 
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Reply Sun 19 May, 2013 11:13 am
To point out that the people standing on the balcony overlooking the march past the stock exchange were drinking wine and laughing at the poor out of work people below them. You know, the unwashed 47%. The animals that made them rich.
H2O MAN
 
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Reply Sun 19 May, 2013 11:18 am
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_QICIsTzi-vs/S9MdaKXUfzI/AAAAAAAAATg/P7QvACT1YFs/s1600/obama_slavery.jpg
NSFW (view)
H2O MAN
 
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Reply Sun 19 May, 2013 11:42 am
http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff182/darleenclick/blog%20images/obamas_gdb800.jpg
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Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Mon 20 May, 2013 04:44 pm
@RABEL222,
Or they were laughing at the nimrods who obtained worthless psychology and sociology degrees and then felt they should be granted high paying jobs.
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Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Mon 20 May, 2013 05:12 pm
I just couldn't help myself
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H2O MAN
 
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Reply Mon 20 May, 2013 06:07 pm


SMOKING GUN:

IRS War On Obama’s Enemies Began Day After He Met With IRS Union Chief At White House
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revelette
 
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Reply Sat 25 May, 2013 07:27 am
@Moment-in-Time,
Tea party vs. old guard in GOP Senate rift

Quote:
Earlier in the day, Lee angered McCain with similar remarks. Lee said Republicans should block a House-Senate conference designed to resolve budget differences because it might ease the Democrats' effort to raise the government's borrowing limit. That rankled the sometimes cantankerous McCain, of Arizona. He said the tea partyers' tactics could embolden Democrats who are threatening to change Senate rules that now allow the minority party — or even just one senator— to block various actions.

"That would be the most disastrous outcome that I could ever imagine," McCain said.

For months, Democrats have complained about Republicans blocking or delaying confirmation of top White House nominees, including some federal judges. Democrats say the impasse over a budget conference is further evidence of a small group of senators in the minority abusing their powers to block actions that in the past would have gone forward after a few speeches.

Supporters of the tea party-backed lawmakers say the ongoing IRS and Benghazi controversies have vindicated their sharply partisan, uncompromising views. Republicans cite the controversies as examples of Democratic overreach and obfuscation.


This week's budget quarrel follows a high-profile split between tea partyers and champions of a big defense program over drone attacks, and an intra-GOP disagreement over gun control tactics. It involves an obscure procedural battle and arcane rules governing the congressional budget process. Democrats want to set up an official House-Senate negotiating committee to iron out the gaping differences between the budget plans passed by the Democratic-controlled Senate and the Republican-controlled House.

Cruz, Lee and others say they fear House and Senate leaders will use the budget measure to engineer a scenario in which an increase in the government's borrowing cap could pass the 100-member Senate by a simple majority instead of the 60 votes typically need to overpower the minority on an issue.

McCain and others, like Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray, D-Wash., note that House Republicans can block any move by Democratic negotiators to engineer a filibuster-free debt limit increase.

"Isn't it a little bizarre," McCain said Wednesday. "Basically what we are saying here on this (Republican) side of the aisle is that we don't trust our colleagues on the other side of the Capitol who are in the majority, Republicans."

"Let me be clear. I don't trust the Republicans," Cruz responded. "And I don't trust the Democrats. I think a whole lot of Americans likewise don't trust the Republicans and the Democrats, because it is leadership in both parties that has gotten us in this mess."

At a tea party rally last month in Texas, Cruz taunted fellow Republicans after the Senate rejected a call for background checks on virtually all prospective gun buyers.

Cruz and other tea partyers had threatened to filibuster the gun legislation and keep it from coming to the Senate floor for votes. Other Republicans said the smarter political move — which eventually prevailed — was to let the votes take place, and have a few Democrats join Republicans in rejecting the wider background checks. Cruz suggested that Republicans who favored proceeding with the votes were "a bunch of squishes."

That earned Cruz a rebuke from the conservative Wall Street Journal editorial page — gleefully retweeted by McCain. "Would it have been right for us to not even debate in light of the Newtown massacre?" McCain said.

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, has joined McCain in urging Republicans to let the Senate budget bill go to conference with the House. She said in an interview she finds it "baffling that it's a small minority of our caucus that is holding up going to conference, when our party, correctly for years, has argued that we need to have a budget." Without a House-Senate conference, she said, "we can't possibly complete action on it."

She said GOP conferees "are plenty smart enough to avoid any kind of trap" on the debt ceiling question.

Democrats say the debt ceiling must be raised to pay for expenses already incurred by Congress. Failing to raise the ceiling, they say, would trigger a catastrophic default on U.S. obligations.

McCain scuffled with the tea party senators in March after Paul launched a filibuster to warn of the threat of unmanned drone attacks against U.S. citizens on American soil. McCain referred to newcomers like Paul and Cruz as "wacko birds" and said their fears of drone strikes against Americans were "ridiculous."

"It has been suggested that we are 'wacko birds,'" Cruz said Thursday. "I will suggest to my friend from Arizona there may be more wacko birds in the Senate than is suspected."


So basically, the tea party part of the republican party whole agenda in congress is to stop any bills from passing whatsoever, to in effect, stop the government from functioning.


Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Sat 25 May, 2013 08:08 am
@revelette,
As much as I loathe to say this, I think it is time for us to move to a parliamentary form of government...and allow for the formation of dozens of parties...requiring actual compromise in order to get things done.

The way things are now...we are in the crapper.

As I said earlier...not ALL Republicans are idiots, but so goddam many of 'em are it is screwing up this country royally.
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JTT
 
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Reply Sat 25 May, 2013 04:00 pm
@H2O MAN,
Lincoln freed the slave as a major political/military dig at the South, not out of any act relating to human kindness. This is apparent in that Blacks were still being lynched almost a century later.
RABEL222
 
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Reply Sat 25 May, 2013 09:20 pm
@JTT,
Not by Lincoln.
JTT
 
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Reply Sat 25 May, 2013 10:33 pm
@RABEL222,
It would have continued under Lincoln had he lived.
RABEL222
 
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Reply Sun 26 May, 2013 09:02 am
@JTT,
I have to disagree with you. He had plans in place that would have made the transition eaisier for both the slaves and the south. But the conservatives in congress and Grant decided to punish the south and as a consequence screwed the blacks for those 100 years. Grant may have been a worse President than Bush 2.
JTT
 
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Reply Sun 26 May, 2013 09:35 am
@RABEL222,
Quote:
He had plans in place


Like sending all Blacks back to Africa?

If you have something other than personal feeling, Rab, I'd love to see it. I don't know whether it's the affects of the highly effective US propaganda system or what, but I kinda hold a soft part in my heart for old Abe.

Maybe, it's because I have an old axe of his handed down thru the generations. Tho' the handle has had to have been replaced four times and the head twice.

RABEL222
 
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Reply Sun 26 May, 2013 06:24 pm
@JTT,
I wonder if you realize that replacing the handle and the head makes it a nonoriginal Abe ax.But seeing how you think im not surprised.
Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Sun 26 May, 2013 06:28 pm
@RABEL222,
RABEL222 wrote:

I wonder if you realize that replacing the handle and the head makes it a nonoriginal Abe ax.But seeing how you think im not surprised.


I think JTT was making a joke, Rabel!
roger
 
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Reply Sun 26 May, 2013 07:16 pm
@Frank Apisa,
JTT is German? Who knew?
Ticomaya
 
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Reply Sun 26 May, 2013 07:22 pm
@roger,
And what's more, who cares?
JTT
 
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Reply Sun 26 May, 2013 10:05 pm
@Ticomaya,
Waves to Tico the coward. Tico scurries back into his smelly little hole.
 

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