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  •  Why Do Republicans Think People Are Stupid? (none)
    Here's an effective attack point in this "anti-lawyer" argument. They love to protray themselves as "good Americans" versus "the elites." Now listen to their rhetoric versus trial lawyers -- "naive juries" "easily swayed" by "fancy-pants lawyers." Could they be any more condescending -- any more ELITIST? Let's assume people are smart. Let's assume a jury of your peers will do the right thing. Let's be Democrats. The Republicans are the ones that don't trust good ol' fashioned average folks to do the right thing.
    •  It's not just there (4.00)
      This rant starts on topic but veers widely.  Bear with me:

      It's all over the place.  The GOP constantly says we hate America and that we "blame America first" for policy decisions that we disagree with, yet they actually hate and blame groups of Americans and entire segments of our population.

      Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson blame 9/11 on abortion supporters and homosexuals.

      The entire GOP blame our "culture" for destroying morals.  Hmm, who goes to movies and buys records?  Americans.  If you listen to hip hop, you're a bad American.

      Homosexuals are apparently the cause of everything bad in this country, from rampant flag burning to puppy shot put.

      Another question: what was the precise date America turned from God?  I mean, I hear over and over and over again from right wingers that we are in such trouble because we've turned our back on God.  I just want to know the date, because I'm pretty sure conservatives in 1950, 1920, 1900, 1880, 1860, 1840, 1820, 1800, 1780, 1760, 1720 all said we had turned away from God.  Heck, I think those folks on the Mayflower came over because their country had turned away from God.

      I just want a date so I can figure out when we really were a Godly country.

      The United States of America: Walk the Talk

      by Velvet Revolution on Sun Aug 01, 2004 at 04:34:14 PM PDT

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      •  Religion runs in cycles (none)
        America has gone through several eras of evangelical fervor, beginning with The Great Awakening of the early- to mid-18th century.

        In politics, sometimes the jackasses are on your side.

        by Dump Terry McAuliffe on Sun Aug 01, 2004 at 04:50:20 PM PDT

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      •  I think (none)
        This country turned from God in 1969 when we realized it was OK to fuck our brains out. But wait, didn't that happen in 1869 also? Uh...I think it happened in 1776 also.

        The best intentions in the world, placed on a shelf, are worthless.

        by chuco35 on Sun Aug 01, 2004 at 05:12:33 PM PDT

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        •  It also happened in the early to mid 19th century (none)
          with the rise of a number of Utopian colonies and movements..most of which in involved free love and inevitable failure.

          "Calmer than you are Dude....calmer than you"

          by sula on Sun Aug 01, 2004 at 05:35:28 PM PDT

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        •  yes, and they're still trying to stuff... (none)
          ...THAT genie back in the bottle, by making it impossible to practise birth control by any method except abstinence.  Punish those fuckers sinners.

          don't always believe what you think

          by claude on Sun Aug 01, 2004 at 06:31:16 PM PDT

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