Republican's, The party of No's

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    Mar 13, 2009 7:14 PM GMT
    South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, Rick Perry of Texas, Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and Haley Barbour of Mississippi all have said NO to additional unemployement funds.

    SC current rate of unemployement is 10.4% the second highest in the nation.

    Sc also has some of the lowest test scores in thier scools. Yet he also wants to refuse extra stimulas money for thier schools.

    Do these Governors and the rest of the republican lawmakers not understand. They continue to say NO to everythign that is being tried to help the average American. Continue to oppose anything the Democrats do to try to help.

    Why can they not stop fighting what laws have been passed and let the money help thier people?
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    Mar 13, 2009 9:01 PM GMT
    Because the state legislature will override the governors and take the money. At least by saying a big public NO they keep the hard line voters appeased.

    There are plenty of socially conservative democrats (Like Edwards) who could stand to steal the republican/conservative vote if these leaders appear subservient to "socialists" in Congress.
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    Mar 13, 2009 9:18 PM GMT
    We in Oz at this time have a left wing government in again power (labour), and once agin they are throwing money away, and not saving it.icon_cry.gif

    I will soon receive $ 900.00 from my government to go and spend, to help fight off the recession America has given the world.icon_rolleyes.gif

    Before this Government took over. We were in the black, and now we are well on our way to being in the red again.icon_evil.gif

    So we are going to have to get the right wing in, yet once agin, to get the bills paid off. Then the left wing start to complain, because all the hand out stop, or slow down, and they have too be responsible agin.
  • Aquanerd

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    Mar 13, 2009 9:27 PM GMT
    The strings attached to the "funds for education" that Obama is dangling is reason many Governors are saying "no." The Constitution stated that those areas not specified in the Constitution were to be controlled by the States. They understood "It takes a village..." even though Hilary completely twisted the original meaning of the phrase to suit her Socialist bent. The sad truth is that Education has gotten worse since the pathetic excuse for a President, Jimmy Carter created the Department of Education. Even though SC and LA might be at the bottom of current ranking, no one can be proud of current standards compared to that of previous generations.
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    Mar 13, 2009 10:00 PM GMT
    I'm tired of hearing my party bitch about the Democrats spending.

    Republicans here in the States, in recent years, aren't true conservatives, by their own inadvertent admission. I've heard conservative pundits berate the Democrats for getting too involved in people's lives and the workings of our financial system, but turn on their heels when the topic of stem cell research or gay marriage might arise. This is because of the growing intrusion of religious conservatism into the mainstream. Religious conservatives believe in conserving religious values, even when that interference leads to the same sort of disastrous spending and interference Republicans deride in their Democrat counterparts.

    American conservatives have long believed that it is our province to guide the affairs of other nations. As a Right-leaning moderate, I do feel like our way of life is in some cases preferable to matters in some non-Western countries, but as a thinking human being, I recognize these countries' incompatibility with Western-ness. Unfortunately, under the Bush administration, our intervention with other nations took on the fervor of a Crusade--due, again, to the prompting of the religious conservatives.

    It used to be that we could count on the Democrats to spend, and the Republicans to rein in those efforts. Now both parties want to encroach further into our private lives in different ways, and both need to spend drastically to do so. Normally I'd applaud these guys for standing up and not accepting the President's strings-attached money.

    Now, I just wonder what they'll want to spend on instead.
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    Mar 14, 2009 12:51 AM GMT
    Why do we even discuss Republicans on here. Though I wish I could consider myself fiscally conservative - a Republican - the party is a joke and these are the options:

    If you're an idiot, you're a Republican.

    If you're a reasonable human being, you're a Democrat.

    When the party actually gets rid of their Christian Coalition rankings and moves back to fiscal conservatism, I'll consider joining. Otherwise, it's just a joke to even discuss those nutbags!
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    Mar 14, 2009 12:53 AM GMT
    A Democrat for five minutes


    I was driving from Raleigh to Hags Head the other day
    when a tire blew out. Checking my spare, I found that it too was flat.

    My only option was to flag down a passing motorist and get a ride to the next town.
    The first vehicle to stop was an old man in a van.

    He yelled out the window, "Need a lift?"

    "Yes, I sure do," I replied.

    "You a Republican or Democrat," asked the old man.

    " Republican," I replied.

    "Well, you can just go to Hell," yelled the old man as he sped off.

    Another guy stopped, rolled down the window, and asked me the same question.

    Again, I gave the same answer, " Republican." The driver gave me the finger and drove off. I thought it over and decided that maybe I should change my strategy, since this area seemed to be overly political and there appeared to be few Republicans.

    The next car to stop was a red convertible driven by a beautiful blonde. She smiled seductively and asked if I was a Republican or Democrat..

    "Democrat!" I shouted..

    "Hop in!" replied the blonde.

    Driving down the road, I couldn't help but stare at the gorgeous woman in the seat next to me, the wind blowing through her hair, perfect breasts, and a short skirt that continued to ride higher and higher up her thighs. Finally, I yelled, "Please stop the car."

    She immediately slammed on the brakes and as soon as the car stopped, I jumped out. "What's the matter?" she asked.

    "I can't take it anymore," I replied. "I've only been a Democrat for five minutes and already I want to screw somebody."

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    Mar 14, 2009 3:34 AM GMT
    They weren't too concerned about the strings attached to school funds with Bush - Hypocrites the lot of 'em!
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    Mar 14, 2009 3:36 AM GMT
    i like how you blatently forget to mention, again, hidden catches and new regulations that are attached to that stimulus money. They have my respect for at least taking the time to look at what they'd be getting.

    This stimulus money isn't magical, it won't drop unemployment by half, or raise all their test scores overnight.

    Regardless, none of them have the final say, the state legislatures have the authority to over-ride their veto...
  • GQjock

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    Mar 15, 2009 4:54 PM GMT
    Which they are betting on ...
    Kinda like the Christian Hypocrits who bring their kids into the ER and hope they get overturned by the State when they refuse transfusions

    Jayzusss it weren't me who did this evil thing ... it was them Heathuns they forced me icon_confused.gif
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    Oct 16, 2010 1:44 PM GMT
    jprichva said
    twomack said "I can't take it anymore," I replied. "I've only been a Democrat for five minutes and already I want to screw somebody."

    This is why the successful comedians are Democrats. This is what passes for humor on the right.


    Good thing Jay Leno, Drew Carey, Joan Rivers, Jeff Foxworthy, etc. are not Republicans...except that they are. And Bob Hope, Republican, RIP.

    Statists think it's funny to foster omnipotence at home and impotence abroad...

    make war on the private sector, spend like lunatics, threaten the biggest tax increase ever, massively increase the deficit, massively expand the federal debt, lower our standard of living, weaken our sovereignty, debase the dollar, steal from our savings, weaken the military, undermine national missile defense leaving us more vulnerable to world-class nuisances like N. Korea and Iran, force us to be victims of their SS Ponzi scheme, refuse to control the borders forcing us to bear the burden of a massive illegal alien invasion, sue Arizona for trying to make "Illegal" illegal, bring Chicago thug politics to Washington, compromise kids' futures, refuse to address their bankrupt collectivist schemes like social security, medicare, medicaid, the postal "service", force taxpayers to give overpaid seat-warmer federal bureaucrats jumbo salaries and benefits, throw more tax money at the failed government screwal systems/teachers' unions, undermine the Constitution and individual liberties, dictate which light bulbs we can buy, victimize Americans through Federal Reserve fiscal and monetary mismanagement, reduce the value of our houses, create a failed $800-billion "stimulus"/slush fund to reward their political hacks, insult our allies and kowtow to foreign dirtbags, nationalize health care...

    but make a joke about them "screwing" people and they call you a "robot".

    Smug, arrogant, out of touch, vicious, humorless -- that's a statist robot for you.
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    Oct 16, 2010 3:09 PM GMT
    Looknrnd saidWhy do we even discuss Republicans on here. Though I wish I could consider myself fiscally conservative - a Republican - the party is a joke and these are the options:

    If you're an idiot, you're a Republican.

    If you're a reasonable human being, you're a Democrat.

    When the party actually gets rid of their Christian Coalition rankings and moves back to fiscal conservatism, I'll consider joining. Otherwise, it's just a joke to even discuss those nutbags!


    Because two-thirds of the American people see the Obama-Pelosi-Reid nutcase agenda as a national disaster. Everything Obama touches turns to crap. The only realistic alternative is the Republican Party.

    Republicans lost their way when they tried to become the Democrat-lite party.

    Animated by Tea Party ideals, Republicans are poised to take control of the House and possibly the Senate.

    There are few things more idiotic than statism, which is the main idea behind Obama's socialist Democrat party. Resonable people know that statism fails wherever it is tried.


  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Oct 16, 2010 3:13 PM GMT
    Cowboiway saidS
    Sc also has some of the lowest test scores in thier scools. Yet he also wants to refuse extra stimulas money for thier schools.




    Hmmmm...let me guess...You went to school in South Carolina? icon_lol.gif
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Oct 16, 2010 3:22 PM GMT
    Wan2GetBigR saidThis topic has nothing to do with dating and relationships. icon_rolleyes.gif



    If this helps...I was dating a Republican, but he said NO, so now we're not in a relationship icon_lol.gif