P. J. O'Rourke on the difference between Democrats and Republicans

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    Jul 23, 2010 11:35 PM GMT
    Never heard this before Mark Shields quoted it tonight on the NewsHour.

    "The Democrats are the party that says government will make you smarter, taller, richer, and remove the crabgrass on your lawn. The Republicans are the party that says government doesn't work and then they get elected and prove it."
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    Jul 23, 2010 11:39 PM GMT
    theatrengym saidNever heard this before Mark Shields quoted it tonight on the NewsHour.

    "The Democrats are the party that says government will make you smarter, taller, richer, and remove the crabgrass on your lawn. The Republicans are the party that says government doesn't work and then they get elected and prove it."




    The historical record proves his wise words are true.

    And, nobody proved it bigger and badder than the last Republican to wreck the economy.
    George W. Bush.
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    Jul 23, 2010 11:57 PM GMT
    theatrengym said
    "The Democrats are the party that says government will make you...richer.


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    Jul 24, 2010 12:01 AM GMT
    rickrick91 said

    The historical record proves his wise words are true.

    And, nobody proved it bigger and badder than the last Republican to wreck the economy.
    George W. Bush.


    And the funny thing is that he's a Republican.
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    Jul 24, 2010 1:00 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    theatrengym saidNever heard this before Mark Shields quoted it tonight on the NewsHour.

    "The Democrats are the party that says government will make you smarter, taller, richer, and remove the crabgrass on your lawn. The Republicans are the party that says government doesn't work and then they get elected and prove it."

    So join with me and vote against your incumbent come November.

    That will send a very strong, clear message.

    P.S. My rep in Congress is currently a Republican.


    I'd rather have someone who believes that government can do good things, even if the government doesn't always succeed in making things work as effectively as they could. If everyone in Congress were truly on board with the task of making things work effectively, maybe they would work more effectively. But you can't get that from people dedicated to the idea that government's always the problem.

    Besides, even if I didn't like my Democratic senator and rep (and truth is that I'm not always wild about Schumer), they're both going to get re-elected. My vote wouldn't change that.
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    Jul 24, 2010 1:14 AM GMT
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    theatrengym saidNever heard this before Mark Shields quoted it tonight on the NewsHour.

    "The Democrats are the party that says government will make you smarter, taller, richer, and remove the crabgrass on your lawn. The Republicans are the party that says government doesn't work and then they get elected and prove it."

    So join with me and vote against your incumbent come November.

    That will send a very strong, clear message.

    P.S. My rep in Congress is currently a Republican.


    I actually like my rep Nydia Velasquez, who has been very strong on small business issues and minority business, voted against the war in Iraq, against the PATRIOT Act, and lots of other stuff. I thought Hillary did a great job as Senator and Gillibrand seems to be doing an okay job.

    I, too, would get rid of Schumer, because he's actually very sleazy in his dealings.

    All that said, I think we should have term limits. Maybe 3 terms for Reps and 2 for Senators. These should not be lifetime careers.
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    Jul 24, 2010 2:00 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    theatrengym saidNever heard this before Mark Shields quoted it tonight on the NewsHour.

    "The Democrats are the party that says government will make you smarter, taller, richer, and remove the crabgrass on your lawn. The Republicans are the party that says government doesn't work and then they get elected and prove it."

    So join with me and vote against your incumbent come November.

    That will send a very strong, clear message.

    P.S. My rep in Congress is currently a Republican.




    So, what's it going to be ?

    A) Libertarian ?
    B) Peace and Freedom ?
    C) Communist ?
    D) Bull Moose ?
    E) Dixiecrat ?
    F) Independent ?
    G) Whig ?
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    Jul 24, 2010 5:11 AM GMT
    at least you at last posted a prettier picture . . .
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    Jul 24, 2010 5:22 AM GMT
    Douche Olympics? wow, that's the best you can do?


    I do work out, and it certainly shows. And you? Oh that's right . . . you are just another non-jock troll . . .


    Have another drink, Jeff . . . your gargoyle act is so tired . . .
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    Jul 24, 2010 5:25 AM GMT
    I'm old enough to remember when P. J. O'Rourke was funny.

    That was during the "Pre-Kool Aid" days.

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    Jul 24, 2010 5:36 AM GMT
    oh Jeff, you are desperate . . . 15 years or so? try to make some sense . .

    . . . I still get carded . . .

    . . . just let it go, or join Stalkers Anonymous
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    Jul 24, 2010 8:03 AM GMT
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    solak said
    Tax-free Dominican Villa rental? where do I sign up?

    Two words for you, idiot boy: Jack Abramoff.

    Charlie Rangel, you say? Why do you suppose no one is listening?


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    Jul 24, 2010 9:49 AM GMT
    solak said
    theatrengym said
    "The Democrats are the party that says government will make you...richer.


    Tax-free Dominican Villa rental? where do I sign up?icon_cool.gif

    http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2010/07/22/2010-07-22_house_panel_charges_new_york_rep_charles_rangel_with_ethics_misdeeds.html

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    Jul 24, 2010 10:04 AM GMT
    RUMEL said
    solak said
    theatrengym said
    "The Democrats are the party that says government will make you...richer.


    Tax-free Dominican Villa rental? where do I sign up?icon_cool.gif

    http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2010/07/22/2010-07-22_house_panel_charges_new_york_rep_charles_rangel_with_ethics_misdeeds.html

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    Hey, I'm being misquoted!
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    Jul 24, 2010 5:06 PM GMT
    The remark is actually an indictment of both parties. And it's accurate: one lies and can't govern and one tells the truth and can't govern....
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    Jul 24, 2010 5:08 PM GMT
    theatrengym saidNever heard this before Mark Shields quoted it tonight on the NewsHour.

    "The Democrats are the party that says government will make you smarter, taller, richer, and remove the crabgrass on your lawn. The Republicans are the party that says government doesn't work and then they get elected and prove it."


    sounds about right. cut taxes, raise government spending---that's a recipe for disaster and it is exactly what the GOP did under Bush. but did they really have to kill the economy and take everyone down with it to prove their point?
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    Jul 24, 2010 5:41 PM GMT
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    theatrengym saidNever heard this before Mark Shields quoted it tonight on the NewsHour.

    "The Democrats are the party that says government will make you smarter, taller, richer, and remove the crabgrass on your lawn. The Republicans are the party that says government doesn't work and then they get elected and prove it."

    So join with me and vote against your incumbent come November.

    That will send a very strong, clear message.

    P.S. My rep in Congress is currently a Republican.


    In Texas, we need to start with our POS gov Rick Perry.
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    Jul 24, 2010 5:49 PM GMT
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    southbeach1500 said
    theatrengym saidNever heard this before Mark Shields quoted it tonight on the NewsHour.

    "The Democrats are the party that says government will make you smarter, taller, richer, and remove the crabgrass on your lawn. The Republicans are the party that says government doesn't work and then they get elected and prove it."

    So join with me and vote against your incumbent come November.

    That will send a very strong, clear message.

    P.S. My rep in Congress is currently a Republican.


    In Texas, we need to start with our POS gov Rick Perry.


    Seriously. Perry is a traitorous gasbag. I'm not up on TX politics; what's the general consensus on Gov. Perry these days?
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    Jul 24, 2010 6:39 PM GMT
    [quote][cite]catfish5 said...
    In Texas, we need to start with our POS gov Rick Perry.[/quote]

    agree! not that my gov is much better (bobby "call me mr. President" jindal) icon_neutral.gif
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    rnch said[quote][cite]catfish5 said...
    In Texas, we need to start with our POS gov Rick Perry.


    agree! not that my gov is much better (bobby "call me mr. President" jindal) icon_neutral.gif[/quote]

    I've been trying to find video of Jindal's unintentionally hilarious response to an Obama speech a while back. Anyone?

    And we're getting rid of Tim Pawlenty this year...FINALLY! It'll be a while before we can fix the damage he inflicted on the great state of Minnesota.
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    Jul 24, 2010 6:46 PM GMT
    gov jindal, senator daivid "diapers" vitter, former new orleans mayor nagin (AKA na-gone)...this state is full of "family values" winners. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jul 24, 2010 6:53 PM GMT
    rnch saidgov jindal, senator daivid "diapers" vitter, former new orleans mayor nagin (AKA na-gone)...this state is full of "family values" winners. icon_rolleyes.gif


    LOL! True dat. At least my home state, Arkansas, gave America a great president.
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    Jul 24, 2010 6:55 PM GMT
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    rnch saidgov jindal, senator daivid "diapers" vitter, former new orleans mayor nagin (AKA na-gone)...this state is full of "family values" winners. icon_rolleyes.gif


    LOL! True dat. At least my home state, Arkansas, gave America a great president.


    hillary, our next President? icon_wink.gif