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  •  nobody in this country who got rich on his own (33+ / 0-)

    Especially the likes of the Coke Brothers

    So it's The Why do you hate this country You're Obsessed with misquoting me out of context while I was in the process of misspeaking with the sun in my eyes while chowing down and bashing Sharia law God Bless America defense.......

    by JML9999 on Sun Oct 02, 2011 at 05:04:56 PM PDT

    •  I think we all know that (1+ / 0-)
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      I was at a major Democratic Party event today in the metro area.  150 Dem. activists were there.  Conroy and Kazei were there.

      We haven't heard much from her since her announcement.  More troubling, she's hired several people who are well known, but under the radar screen, people don't like or trust.  

      My guy's out and I'm looking for a candidate, but she's made some basic political mistakes, and I'm being very careful about where I go next.   The video doesn't do it for me.  Specifically, I need to know more about her views on and knowledge of  foreign policy.  I also need to know that she can work with Republicans to solve problems.

    •  I'll say it again.... (32+ / 0-)

      Pelosi and Reid ought to order all Democrats to attend a day-long seminar by Elizabeth Warren on message framing.  If they did and the Dems followed it, this next election wouldn't even be close.

      Trouble is, there are still to many DINOs who don't get the message.  Replacing them with Elizabeth Warrens....lots of them, will go a long way to solving the party's image program.

      Democrats/President Obama:  You have GOT to stand for something and a good place to start might be the principles this party supposedly stands for.  

      I dunno about you, but the Occupy New York manifesto of this weekend seems to offer a pretty good place to start.

      Free markets would be a great idea, if markets were actually free.

      by dweb8231 on Sun Oct 02, 2011 at 05:27:00 PM PDT

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      •  A problem (2+ / 0-)
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        tb mare, Merry Light

        After 3 years of trying to be "bipartisan" and "work together," if Obama is going to abandon that angle, he needs to make it clear that is precisely what he is doing.

        Otherwise, he looks like a liar, a waffler.  Just come out and say that the GOP's intransigence and the current situation make it clear that we don't have time to wait for the GOP to drag out every policy issue; from now on, things need to get done... and fast.

        "Unseen, in the background, Fate was quietly slipping the lead into the boxing glove." P.G. Wodehouse

        by gsbadj on Mon Oct 03, 2011 at 04:29:15 AM PDT

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    •  anybody have a link... (0+ / 0-)

      ...to the anecdote/joke thing that talks about what a conservative thinks when he's driving to work vs. what a liberal thinks?  it's about the social contract and how conservatives think they've done everything on their own and the liberal sees how society enables success.  i want to use it in my civics class....

      •  As you requested (2+ / 0-)
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        •         A Day in the Life of Joe Republican
        Joe gets up at 6 a.m. and fills his coffeepot with water to prepare his morning coffee. The water is clean and good because some tree-hugging liberal fought for minimum water-quality standards.
        With his first swallow of water, he takes his daily medication. His medications are safe to take because some stupid commie liberal fought to ensure their safety and that they work as advertised.
        All but $10 of his medications are paid for by his employer's medical plan because some liberal union workers fought their employers for paid medical insurance - now Joe gets it too.
        He prepares his morning breakfast, bacon and eggs. Joe's bacon is safe to eat because some girly-man liberal fought for laws to regulate the meat packing industry.
        In the morning shower, Joe reaches for his shampoo. His bottle is properly labeled with each ingredient and its amount in the total contents because some crybaby liberal fought for his right to know what he was putting on his body and how much it contained.
        Joe dresses, walks outside and takes a deep breath. The air he breathes is clean because some environmentalist wacko liberal fought for the laws to stop industries from polluting our air.
        He walks on the government-provided sidewalk to subway station for his government-subsidized ride to work. It saves him considerable money in parking and transportation fees because some fancy-pants liberal fought for affordable public transportation, which gives everyone the opportunity to be a contributor.
        Joe begins his work day. He has a good job with excellent pay, medical benefits, retirement, paid holidays and vacation because some lazy liberal union members fought and died for these working standards. Joe's employer pays these standards because Joe's employer doesn't want his employees to call the union.
        If Joe is hurt on the job or becomes unemployed, he'll get a worker compensation or unemployment check because some stupid liberal didn't think he should lose his home because of his temporary misfortune.
        It is noontime and Joe needs to make a bank deposit so he can pay some bills. Joe's deposit is federally insured by the FSLIC because some godless liberal wanted to protect Joe's money from unscrupulous bankers who ruined the banking system before the Great Depression.
        Joe has to pay his Fannie Mae-underwritten mortgage and his below-market federal student loan because some elitist liberal decided that Joe and the government would be better off if he was educated and earned more money over his lifetime. Joe also forgets that his in addition to his federally subsidized student loans, he attended a state funded university.
        Joe is home from work. He plans to visit his father this evening at his farm home in the country. He gets in his car for the drive. His car is among the safest in the world because some America-hating liberal fought for car safety standards to go along with the tax-payer funded roads.
        He arrives at his boyhood home. His was the third generation to live in the house financed by Farmers' Home Administration because bankers didn't want to make rural loans.
        The house didn't have electricity until some big-government liberal stuck his nose where it didn't belong and demanded rural electrification.
        He is happy to see his father, who is now retired. His father lives on Social Security and a union pension because some wine-drinking, cheese-eating liberal made sure he could take care of himself so Joe wouldn't have to.
        Joe gets back in his car for the ride home, and turns on a radio talk show. The radio host keeps saying that liberals are bad and conservatives are good. He doesn't mention that the beloved Republicans have fought against every protection and benefit Joe enjoys throughout his day.
        Joe agrees: "We don't need those big-government liberals ruining our lives! After all, I'm a self-made man who believes everyone should take care of themselves, just like I have."

        Hey dumb dumbs, if tax cuts created jobs, we would have so many jobs that we would glady let the illegals come in.

        by hkorens on Mon Oct 03, 2011 at 05:15:05 AM PDT

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