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  •  Go Dr. Scott! (1+ / 0-)
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    silverfoxcruiser

    Electing his opponent is hardly redemptive. I hope Pro Life for you, forced abortions for my harem...I mean patients gets reelected. They would both vote exactly the same on virtually every single vote in the House. In fact so would every single Republican in the House. I see a campaign commercial in the future for those Democrats who don't mind throwing punches and have the guts to try and win.

    Patriotism is the last refuge to which a scoundrel clings. Steal a little and they throw you in jail. Steal a lot and they make you king.... Dylan

    by bywaterbob on Fri Aug 08, 2014 at 08:58:23 AM PDT

    •  You know, I get that (2+ / 0-)
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      from a strategy point of view, having the other side represented by such loathsome assholes as this may be beneficial, but in my heart, and as someone whose whole family comes from Tennessee, I couldn't will myself to wish for these voters to humiliate themselves by voting this guy back in.  I just couldn't believe that they would really sink this low, be this morally bankrupt, this blind.  I didn't want to believe it.  I wanted to believe that, having grown up myself being taught that these values were sacrosanct, that this culture that supposedly held such values so dear would take this opportunity (remember, this is a primary, no need to vote for a "godless liberal")  to replace such an awful representative of these values with someone who both practiced what they preached as well as represented them politically.  The fact that they didn't really care about those values at all really, just has my jaw dropping to the floor.  Yes, I've lived long enough, and been through enough to know that, for many of these, their "values" are just a cover for their fear and the hate that goes with it.  But this is really beyond what I feared possible.  Yes, I know, many of you are snickering, not having ever believed that these people eve believed what they preached, but I still wanted to believe that the Tennessee family that I ultimately had to rebel against and leave, based on discovering my own principles, at least believed some of what they said.  Now, my heart is a little more broken.  I can only see one more data point for the argument that this culture really is just corrupt to the core of it's dark heart, and that it's platitudes are  just, as Christ said "whitewashed Sepulcheres, filled with dead men's bones" (look it up...if these people really know the Bible they claim to revere)

      •  I Feel Your Pain (0+ / 0-)

        I have to accept the fact that Diaper Dave is my Senator.

        Patriotism is the last refuge to which a scoundrel clings. Steal a little and they throw you in jail. Steal a lot and they make you king.... Dylan

        by bywaterbob on Sat Aug 09, 2014 at 12:21:48 PM PDT

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