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long article but worth the read

http://www.rollingstone.com/politic....nt=true


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"DeMint holds the religious views of the extreme right, arguing that homosexuals and even sexually active unmarried women should be barred from jobs as teachers. "

Guy's a real prince.

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The American Taliban.

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It's imperative to act now, Cruz warns, before the full benefits of Obamacare kick in and Americans get
"hooked on the sugar, hooked on the subsidies"


I've always said that there are two main reasons why Republicans are still obsessed with attacking
ObamaROmneyHeritageFoundationCare which was a great way to rile up their stupid dense base by  
giving them some read meat to chew on.  But another reason is that they are afraid the American
public will like it and it will be successful and if that happens they will suffer politically and the
above quote confirms this.


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Most of the civilized world is happy with a health care system that isn't akin to playing Russian roulette with health and prosperity. The TEA bags are hooked on adrenaline, not sugar. Reasonable people don't call it sugar, they call it insurance. That is part of the game, redefining the language so that 'pragmatist' means 'socialist.'

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Huh.......back in May,ObamaRomneyHeritageFoundationCare was not do-or-die.......but by October it was the worst thing to happen to humanity since Hitler created the Bubonic Plague.  What changed?

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The strategy – very explicitly – was not to turn the debt ceiling into a do-or-die standoff over Obamacare. And at least on the surface, House Republicans were united. There was one problem. The Jedi had bought themselves too much time. Originally, they'd expected the debt-ceiling fight to arrive in May. But with the economy improving, tax revenues spiked. Then mortgage giant Fannie Mae repaid $60 billion in bailout money. Treasury was flush. And it was now becoming clear that members who were promised a knock-down fight with the administration before the summer recess – the spoils from which they could tout to their constituents back home – weren't going to get one.

Oh that rascally good economy.   :angry:

We'll put an end to that!
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We would've gotten away with it, if not for that meddling economy!

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Too effing true!

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It's eerie just how close The Onion actually got it right on the mark, lol. The Onion: Point/Counterpoint with John Boehner

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We would've gotten away with it, if not for that meddling economy!


Why is it all of the characters except the villain are lilly white?

Was Scooby Doo Racist?
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No, no.  Just Republicans, young Republicans at that, and there are so few of them.

The Republicans have proclaimed over and over that they are not racists.  Are you doubting them now??


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the article mentions the very very right-wing Jim Jordan.  Well surprise surprise he is a damn hypocrite too


Jordan has supported the continued production and upgrades of M1 Abrams tanks in his district over the direct
objections  of the Pentagon and criticism regarding the redundancy of further production.[12] The Pentagon wants
to put a hold on tank  upgrades at a Lima plant until a new version is ready, possibly in 2017, in order to save
$3 billion. The plant supports approximately 800 jobs in the district..


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Jordan(American_politician)

so to hell with fiscal conservationism when its about bringing back pork to your own district.


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"DeMint holds the religious views of the extreme right, arguing that homosexuals and even sexually active unmarried women should be barred from jobs as teachers. "

Guy's a real prince.

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/politic....qHtScPJ
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"sexually active unmarried women"

notice he doesn't say ""sexually active unmarried people"

says volumes about Demint


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The dog isn't lily white.

And what should we expect from 1969?
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(Dennis The Menace @ Oct. 16 2013, 10:21 am)
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(High_Sierra_Fan @ Oct. 15 2013, 9:01 pm)
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"DeMint holds the religious views of the extreme right, arguing that homosexuals and even sexually active unmarried women should be barred from jobs as teachers. "

Guy's a real prince.

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/politic....qHtScPJ
Follow us: @rollingstone on Twitter | RollingStone on Facebook

"sexually active unmarried women"

notice he doesn't say ""sexually active unmarried people"

says volumes about Demint

Yes I'd noticed that as well.
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" How Do You Feel About Assisted Suicide? " and "California Expands Availability of Abortions"


Check down the TPA forum a little bit, both articles were started by wwwest. Now to me, it sounds like you libbies are about to jump.
But killing, I hear, will make you think about the after life........oh, don't believe? Then I guess it's all cool, jump.


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Jump? No we libbies think seriously before we ever jump. I know you don't get that Jimmy, but...
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It's eerie just how close The Onion actually got it right on the mark, lol. The Onion: Point/Counterpoint with John Boehner

That may be my favorite Onion story since World's Worst Job Given to Black Man.

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How is this for delusional

The establishment believes the insurgents' tactics are suicidal; the insurgents believe the
establishment lacks  the courage of its alleged convictions – while its own members are so
convinced of their righteousness that they compare themselves to civil rights heroes
like Rosa Parks.



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The establishment is backed by powerful business concerns with a vested interest in a functioning
government. The  insurgents are championed by wealthy ideologues who simply seek to tear down
government. Both sides are steeled by millions in unregulated, untraceable "dark money."


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Having backed the GOP into a shutdown fight that congressional leaders never wanted, the insurgents
are winning,  and establishment leaders are running scared. America is now careening toward a
catastrophic voluntary default  on our debt because no one in the Republican Party with the authority
to put on the brakes has the guts to apply them, for fear of being toppled from power.


well the insurgents have lost or at least for now and hopefully much longer


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