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Turning The Ballot Box Against Republicans

 
 
Reply Sat 7 Feb, 2015 07:36 pm
The corruption of the Republican party is unprecedented.

They use religion as an excuse to starve children and bleed the middle class of every vestige of social justice and equality.

It seems the ballot box and education are our only line of defense.

Our country's resources are not safe in the hands of these religious fanatics, science deniers and profiteers off the poor.

Democracy is not for sale...
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TheCobbler
 
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Reply Sat 7 Feb, 2015 07:50 pm
https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152349820043878
Something just happened on the House Floor that you should know about. Very late last night House Republicans quietly changed the standing rules of the House so that only the Majority Leader or his designee could bring up the bill in question for a vote. Sound familiar? The same tactic was used by the same people last October to shut down the government and keep it shut down. In other words, democracy has once again been suspended in the House of Representatives. SHARE this video if you're sick of the sneaky, dead-of-night rule changes that have helped define this Republican Congress as the most-closed, least-transparent Congress on record. — at United States Capitol.
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TheCobbler
 
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Reply Sun 8 Feb, 2015 02:35 am
Obama Fails To Destroy America As Economy Adds Another 257,000 Jobs In January
http://www.addictinginfo.org/2015/02/06/obama-fails-to-destroy-america-as-economy-adds-another-257000-jobs-in-january/
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TheCobbler
 
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Reply Sun 8 Feb, 2015 02:36 am
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TheCobbler
 
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Reply Sun 8 Feb, 2015 02:49 am
GOP Stooge Tries To Take Healthcare From 13 Million Because He Wishes Obama Wasn’t Born
http://www.politicususa.com/2015/02/07/gop-stooge-healthcare-13-million-wishes-obama-born.html
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TheCobbler
 
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Reply Sun 8 Feb, 2015 02:55 am
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TheCobbler
 
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Reply Sun 8 Feb, 2015 02:57 am
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Setanta
 
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Reply Sun 8 Feb, 2015 03:14 am
You're asking a tea party adherent to admit that he's a "dumbass"--and then you come back with an image that talks of someone being awarded seven "metals" for service in Vietnam. Irony is not dead.

(What seven metals was he awarded? Iron, copper, zinc, aluminum, magnesium, gold and silver? You don't do yourself any favors when you ridicule someone else's intelligence while paying little attention to that shown by your preferred sources. I'm just sayin' . . . .)
TheCobbler
 
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Reply Sun 8 Feb, 2015 03:26 am
@Setanta,
I don't see irony in starving a decorated war vet (whatever metal his honors are made of).

Last I checked fighting on a battlefield protecting freedom makes one a hero not a dumbass.

As for the tea party, irony does not quite cover stupid. Are you implying that tea party members are war vets? I am quite sure you will find them to be made up of draft dodgers and welfare recipients beguiled by Fox News and the GOP.

That does not make them decorated vets. I am not sure I agree with your stereotypes, but welcome to this discussion Setanta. Smile

Setanta
 
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Reply Sun 8 Feb, 2015 03:44 am
@TheCobbler,
I'm not implying anything. I am stating as a fact that you make yourself look like an ass when you call people from the tea party dumbasses, and come back with some horseshit which cannot distinguish the words metal and medal. I take it, then, that you didn't understand that distinction either? There is no stereotype in play here that i can see, other than that anyone who does not wholeheartedly agree with your personal prejudices must be naïve or dishonest.
TheCobbler
 
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Reply Sun 8 Feb, 2015 03:51 am
@Setanta,
It is and easy typo mistake to make, I did not make the graphic I was just passing it on, and I admit, even I did not spot it. I agree and I accept your criticism, thanks for pointing it out and yes I do see the irony now. Smile LOL

Someone voted your 2 posts down, I voted you back up Set. Hope all is fine with you. All the best to you.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Sun 8 Feb, 2015 04:09 am
I don't care if or how people "vote" on my posts. Thank you for your kind wishes.
TheCobbler
 
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Reply Sun 8 Feb, 2015 04:11 am
@Setanta,
You are welcome Set.

Sometimes it bothers me how people vote but I eventually move on.

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TheCobbler
 
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Reply Sun 8 Feb, 2015 04:27 am
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TheCobbler
 
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Reply Sun 8 Feb, 2015 04:28 am
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TheCobbler
 
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Reply Sun 8 Feb, 2015 04:36 am
Obama Reportedly 'Ends Recession' With New Jobs Report …And No, McConnell - GOP Can't Take Credit
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/06/1362756/-Job-Growth-Wages-Consumer-Confidence-Soar-No-McConnell-You-Still-Can-t-Take-Credit?detail=facebook
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TheCobbler
 
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Reply Sun 8 Feb, 2015 07:41 am
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TheCobbler
 
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Reply Sun 8 Feb, 2015 07:48 am
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wmwcjr
 
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Reply Sun 8 Feb, 2015 02:25 pm
@TheCobbler,
I appreciate your post about Fred Koch, who was one of the founders of the John Birch Society. This group has not changed at all since its founding. People need to recall the nature of their activities. I posted an OP at another website in which I related a personal tale that is illustrative of the JBS. Since I thought you might appreciate reading it, I've quoted it below, as follows:

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My sister was blacklisted by the John Birch Society.

There has been recent discussion about the influence of the John Birch Society in the Republican Party. I have a personal tale to relate concerning these people.

I have a sister who came to the defense of a Jewish friend who was being bullied by bigots at their high school decades ago. A nominal Methodist, my sister protested by wearing a Star of David around her neck. Then she attended Colorado College from the fall of 1961 through the spring of 1965.

She joined a sorority that had racist bylaws, a widespread practice at that time. A friend of hers at the college was Jewish. (I don't remember if she was the same girl my sister had defended in high school.) She wanted her friend, as well as others, to be able to join her sorority; so, she and another friend launched a petition to the national headquarters of the sorority urging them to drop their racist bylaws. She also participated in a peaceful demonstration against the largest employer in Colorado Springs for their "whites only" hiring practices.

When the JBS chapter of our home town heard about her activities, they held a press conference in which they publicly accused my sister of being a Communist. She was informed of this outrageous development by the sorority sister who had launched the petition with her. She was crying as she told my sister that they had been blacklisted by the JBS. But my sister laughed about it and said, “I’m proud to be a Communist!” She was too liberal to be a Communist! She was quite wary of the authoritarian mindset. The Birchers had revealed their true colors.

What's so funny about this is that my sister is the person who introduced me to a very depressing but quite interesting book about seven years later: The Confession by Artur London. This book is an autobiography written by a man who had served as an important government official in the Stalinist regime of Clement Gottwald, the former Czechoslovakia's first Communist dictator. To be brief, the innocent London fell victim to a Stalinist purge that resulted in the infamous Slansky trial. He was one of the three defendants who were sentenced to life. The other eleven were hanged. (All fourteen of the men were innocent.) He was eventually pardoned and allowed to immigrate to France, where he wrote his book (in which he called Stalin "the gravedigger of socialism"). London detailed his traumatic sufferings at the hands of the secret police and how they reduced him to falsely confessing in a courtroom to outrageous charges of treason. In other words, the book is a searing expose of Stalinist terror. So much for my sister supposedly being a Communist!

She is one of the most empathetic persons I’ve ever known, and I’m extremely proud of her. She has been opposed to all forms of oppression. IMHO she was performing a public service by her civil rights activities. As far as I’m concerned, she deserved a medal instead of a despicably false accusation from a group of crackpots.

I seriously doubt the Birchers have changed one bit since the ‘60s. My sister laughs about them, but I don’t. I despise the John Birch Society with every fiber of my being and have absolutely no respect for anyone who defends this pathetic group of extremists, who even called Eisenhower a Communist.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10026192178
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 8 Feb, 2015 03:13 pm
@wmwcjr,
Good post. I have seen other fine posts by you recently and thought I should compliment you.
 

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