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I'm proud to be a Democrat

 
 
andy31
 
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Reply Sun 12 Apr, 2015 11:23 am
@ehBeth,
I consider the question as rhetorical.




ehBeth
 
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Reply Sun 12 Apr, 2015 11:30 am
@andy31,
Quote:
Can you name one speech by ANY republican in the last 8 years that exemplifies such hope and concern for human rights?


we'll take that as a no from you then

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actually it would be interesting/useful if a Republican supporter (anyone?) would start a thread about why they are proud to be Republican - giving examples of progress resulting from Republican actions

or best of all - someone setting up a thread showing the benefits of cooperation between the two major parties in the US

in both cases, I'd be interested in seeing examples of progress, not reactive regression

the US needs to move forward in the world, not backward
hawkeye10
 
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Reply Sun 12 Apr, 2015 12:01 pm
@ehBeth,
Quote:
the US needs to move forward in the world, not backward


Failing superpowers have no choice but to move backwards. And we have been largely discredited, the last two punches were the idiot and poorly done invasion of Iraq and the global economic meltdown which started on Wallstreet and happened because of economic risk taking that we had long encouraged the rest of the world to join us in.
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andy31
 
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Reply Sun 12 Apr, 2015 03:42 pm
@ehBeth,
It is puzzling to me how you on the left can live with your own lies everyday, completely disregarding reality. You are telling each other all these ferytale stories, painting all in rosie calors, covering scandal after scandal, mistakes, lies, only to make yourself feel happier? That resembles so much communist governments of late 1970's in Europe: everything was on hold-still, empty shelves, food and gasoline only with coupons... but.... all you ever heard on TV was: "our economy is growing!".

Is this really what your dreams are? Or do you poeople have some kind of dead wish? Or... you are just being useful idiots!?
Yeah, THAT'S the more plausible scenario!

bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Sun 12 Apr, 2015 03:48 pm
@andy31,
That's right just keep up the ad hominem. You'll go far.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Sun 12 Apr, 2015 05:50 pm
@andy31,
So you still haven't found a positive speech from a Republican politician to reference?

<nods head>
hawkeye10
 
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Reply Sun 12 Apr, 2015 05:57 pm
@ehBeth,
ehBeth wrote:

So you still haven't found a positive speech from a Republican politician to reference?

<nods head>


Quote:
Today, I thank God for His grace; for the privilege of living in such a remarkable country; and for growing up in the greatest state in the nation. As the son of a small town pastor and a part-time secretary in Delavan, it is quite an honor to serve as your Governor. Thank you for that cherished opportunity.

I want to thank my family: Tonette—who is my rock and an amazing First Lady; our sons, Matt and Alex—who have done an outstanding job serving as our masters of ceremony here today; my parents, Llew and Pat Walker—who always set a powerful example of how to serve others; my brother, David, sister-in-law, Maria, and their girls, Isabella and Eva; and to all of my other family members—I am grateful for all of your tremendous love and devotion.

Thanks go out to all who are participants in our ceremony today. I am particularly grateful to the members of the 132nd Army Band and all of the other members of the Wisconsin National Guard—not only for your services today, but for the ongoing support of our many brave men and women who are deployed even as we speak. Our prayers go out to each and every one of you.

And a special thank you as well to all of our outstanding veterans who served our country so faithfully. We salute you.

And thank you to all of the people across Wisconsin who have offered your support and prayers to my family. We are so very grateful.

You see, years ago, Tonette and I sat down and prayed about getting in the race for Governor. We knew statewide elections are tough, but we were willing to make the sacrifice to ensure our sons would grow up in a Wisconsin that is as great as the one we grew up in.

Thankfully, because of our reforms, Matt and Alex's generation is growing up in an even better Wisconsin.

They are young people, like my sons, as well as the daughters of our Lt. Governor and of our Attorney General. The Kids from Wisconsin, the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, the Green Bay Girl Choir, the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra, the Falls Baptist Music School Choirs and Chamber Orchestra, the Waadookodaading Ojibwe Language Immersion School, and the Bruce Guadalupe Community School Jazz Band—each of them here today represent all of the sons and daughters from across this great state.

Our children are leading this inauguration ceremony as a reminder of our big dreams for them—and for the future of this great state.

The founders of Wisconsin had a grand vision as well. These ideals are laid out in the state Constitution that now rests here in this rotunda.

After the preamble, the start of this treasured document now reads:

"All people are born equally free and independent, and have certain inherent rights; among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness; to secure these rights, governments are instituted, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed."

These are powerful words. A few moments ago, I took an oath to support this constitution and the Constitution of the United States. I take that charge seriously.

Unlike other places around the world, this document says, in Wisconsin, it doesn't matter what class you were born into or what your parents did for a living. Here, our opportunities should be as equal as possible, but the outcomes should still be up to each and every one of us.

In Wisconsin, we understand that true freedom and prosperity do not come from the mighty hand of the government. They come from empowering people to control their own lives and their own destinies through the dignity born from work.

In Wisconsin, we understand people create jobs, not the government. Those who choose to employ—be it one or many—are to be appreciated and encouraged, so as to prosper and increase employment for others in the future.

In Wisconsin, we understand the best way to improve lives and strengthen families, as well as raise wages, is to assist people to get a better education and to acquire more skills. This is how we grow household incomes, while putting people to work.

Since I last stood at this podium, our state has become more free and prosperous. We took the power away from big government special interests and returned it to you—the hard-working taxpayers. More people are working and fewer are unemployed. School scores have improved and more of our students are graduating from high school.

Our retirement system is the only one fully funded in the country. The state's pension and debt ratio is one of the best. And Wisconsin's bond rating is positive.

In contrast to the politicians along the Potomac, we get things done here in the Badger state. There is a clear contrast between Washington and Wisconsin.

We've been good stewards of the taxpayers' money and lowered their tax burden as well. We've shown why the founders of this great nation looked to the states—and not the federal government—as the source of hope for this exceptional country. We will not let them down.

Now, we have a grand vision for the future—a dream of freedom and prosperity for all who live here in the great state of Wisconsin.

We will help our fellow citizens—regardless of mobility or income, station or status in life—to achieve the education and skills needed to succeed in their chosen occupations. This will not only help fill positions open today, but will build confidence in employers that they can create new jobs and find qualified workers to fill them.

We will ensure every child—regardless of background or birthright—has access to a quality education. For many, like my sons and me, it is in a traditional public school. For others, it may be in a charter, a private, a virtual or even a home school environment. Regardless, we will empower families to make the choice that is right for their sons and daughters.

We will reduce the size and scope of government to match the will of the people. State agencies will be merged to make them more effective, more efficient, and more accountable to the public. We will continue to weed out waste, fraud, and abuse. Budgets will be set based on the taxpayers' ability to pay and not on the government's ability to spend.

We will build the needed infrastructure to support a thriving economy. A transportation system to assist major industries, like manufacturing, agriculture, forest products, and tourism is a key part of this infrastructure. So is broadband internet access to connect every part of the state to the global economy and cost effective and reliable sources of power to fuel our growing economy.

Overall, everyone in this state should have an opportunity to live their piece of the American Dream—right here in Wisconsin.

For some, that dream might be succeeding in their chosen career—and maybe even starting their own business someday.

For others, that dream might mean owning their own home.

But for many of us, that dream is as simple as ensuring our children live in a place that it is better than the place we grew up in. As mentioned, Tonette and I decided to run for Governor years ago because we wanted our sons to grow up in a state where they, and future generations, have the opportunity to dream big and work hard to make those dreams a reality.

After traveling this state, I believe that we are not alone. Visiting factories and farms and small businesses on a frequent basis, I find mothers and fathers just like Tonette and me. They work hard each day for more than a paycheck or a title. They work hard, so their children can have a better life than they did.

That's what I want for Wisconsin. Working together, I believe we can create a state that is even better than the Wisconsin we grew up in.

Help us realize that dream of freedom and prosperity for all. For the sake of the children at this ceremony; for all of the others like them across this great state; and for countless generations yet to be born, we cannot let them down. We will not let them down. We will move Wisconsin forward.

Thank you. God bless you, and God bless the great State of Wisconsin.

http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/text-of-scott-walkers-second-term-inauguration-speech-b99419976z1-287531651.html
Scott Walker
glitterbag
 
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Reply Sun 12 Apr, 2015 06:29 pm
@hawkeye10,
So, how many of the Founding Fathers came from Wisconsin. I'm pretty sure that sloppy drunk, Joseph McCarthy wasn't one of them. Frankly, the 13 original colonies are all along the East Coast.
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TheCobbler
 
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Reply Mon 13 Apr, 2015 09:07 am
@andy31,
King James Bible Acts 4:32
And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.

Those nasty communist apostles! (cynical)
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revelette2
 
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Reply Mon 13 Apr, 2015 09:24 am
@hawkeye10,
Scott Walker’s Wisconsin Falls To 49th In Economic Outlook
hawkeye10
 
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Reply Mon 13 Apr, 2015 10:18 am
@revelette2,
Wisconsin has been running mid pack for years, and continues to do so.

http://host.madison.com/news/local/interactive/economic-growth-how-wisconsin-compares/html_f508b48e-a48f-11e3-a965-0019bb2963f4.html

This is not like Kansas, where R policies can be argued to have failed.
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TheCobbler
 
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Reply Mon 13 Apr, 2015 08:00 pm
Evidence of election fraud in Wisconsin; WMC buys Supreme Court Chief Justice
http://wcmcoop.com/2015/04/12/evidence-of-election-fraud-in-wisconsin-wmc-buys-supreme-court-chief-justice/
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TheCobbler
 
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Reply Mon 13 Apr, 2015 08:31 pm
Cafe Owner Offers to Feed the Person Who's Been Digging Through Her Dumpster
http://www.myfoxphilly.com/story/28790749/cafe-owner
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TheCobbler
 
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Reply Tue 14 Apr, 2015 09:32 am
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TheCobbler
 
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Reply Sat 18 Apr, 2015 08:32 am
https://scontent-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xta1/v/t1.0-9/11146274_825278917527608_4035911079283263962_n.jpg?oh=4622575b1c880eac22ac833b1b007e4f&oe=55AB4027
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hawkeye10
 
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Reply Tue 16 Jun, 2015 01:21 am
Washington D's to Obama through the trade bill:

****. YOU.
TheCobbler
 
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Reply Tue 16 Jun, 2015 07:06 pm
@hawkeye10,
The democrats want a better deal for America but the republicans could care less if America is royally ripped off and FAST!
andy31
 
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Reply Wed 17 Jun, 2015 12:21 am
@TheCobbler,
Woow!!! This sentence would only make some sense if you'd switch around words "democrats" and "republicans".

Hey Cobbler, where did you get your education, in communist Russia? Just wondering...
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hawkeye10
 
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Reply Wed 17 Jun, 2015 02:17 pm
Quote:
Bam! That’s the sound of President Obama smacking head first into our nation’s system of checks and balances. It turns out that you actually can’t run the country all by yourself, even if you’re the smartest fellow in the room. That’s proving quite a shock to our legacy-hungry commander in chief, who is responding to various setbacks with increasing indignation and hauteur. But, never, ever, moderation.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/obama-unilateral-presidency-crashes-constitution-101500581.html

Sad but true. Yet another grand miscalculation from The Professor, our asshole in chief.

The R's are worse than this? Really?
hawkeye10
 
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Reply Wed 17 Jun, 2015 03:32 pm
@hawkeye10,
Quote:
Those numbers alone tell a focused story of sustained opposition to one of the president’s top policy priorities for the fourth quarter of his administration. But the frantic effort from Obama himself, making two rare visits to House Democrats within 12 hours last week, underscored a messier and larger reality: Since Republicans took over the House in 2011, the White House has struggled to foster relationships with its Democratic allies on Capitol Hill.

Depending on which congressional Democratic aide you asked in the aftermath of the president’s last-minute lobbying last week, the Obama administration either steadily ignored criticism from its own party on the issue or was deluded into thinking it could change the minds of members who had opposed such a deal for years just by sending the president to Capitol Hill to say hello.
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It appears that Friday’s visit from Obama — when he talked to House Democrats for about 45 minutes, taking no questions and telling members who opposed the trade deal (which clearly was a majority of them) that they were wrong — was the last straw.

https://www.yahoo.com/politics/how-the-white-house-failed-on-trade-by-ignoring-121767395951.html

Prick extraordinaire.
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