A Vote For A Republican Is A Vote For Paralysis

  • metta

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    Feb 08, 2010 5:21 PM GMT
    America Is Not Yet Lost


    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/08/opinion/08krugman.html
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    Feb 08, 2010 6:36 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    metta8 saidAmerica Is Not Yet Lost


    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/08/opinion/08krugman.html

    Paralysis is one word for it.

    I look at it as they're blocking the Democrats from ruining the country.


    No. They blocking anything from getting done, including appointments on hold until the Senator from Alabama gets his pork projects.

    And you can see it how you like, but it's not about principled beliefs because Republicans don't have any, it's about politics. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Feb 08, 2010 6:47 PM GMT
    I just finished John Dean's 'Broken Government: How Republican Rule Destroyed the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Branches'. Although it was released just before the 2008 elections, it offers a pretty chilling portrayal of the mission behind the madness. I highly recommend it.

    http://www.amazon.com/Broken-Government-Republican-Destroyed-Legislative/dp/0670018201
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    Feb 08, 2010 7:11 PM GMT
    southbeach - if you truly believed in Republican principles - you would be disgusted by any politician using such tactics to get tax payer dollars for porkbarrel projects for their state. Instead you're just a mindless - "I support the Republican party whether it's right or wrong" style Republican.

    If you were an independent - as you claim to be (LOL!) - you'd be disgusted by the grossly selfish partisan politics of these Republican senators.
    Of course, your many posts here have shown very clearly that you're in fact a very partisan Republican, not an independent.

    Oh, and the country was already ruined when the Democrats took control of it. Ruined by 8 years of Bush, the worst president in U.S. history, and failed Republican economic policies.
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    Feb 08, 2010 7:17 PM GMT
    How is paralyzing the Senate for a little pork preventing anyone from ruining the country?

    That is just ruining the country.
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    Feb 08, 2010 11:28 PM GMT
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    rickrick91 saidsouthbeach - if you truly believed in Republican principles - you would be disgusted by any politician using such tactics to get tax payer dollars for porkbarrel projects for their state. Instead you're just a mindless - "I support the Republican party whether it's right or wrong" style Republican.

    If you were an independent - as you claim to be (LOL!) - you'd be disgusted by the grossly selfish partisan politics of these Republican senators.
    Of course, your many posts here have shown very clearly that you're in fact a very partisan Republican, not an independent.

    Oh, and the country was already ruined when the Democrats took control of it. Ruined by 8 years of Bush, the worst president in U.S. history, and failed Republican economic policies.

    yeah, voting for Bill Nelson (Senate D), Barack Obama (yes!), John Kerry and Bill Clinton makes me a partisan Republican.

    Sheesh!

    The fact is, both parties are awful. I just choose to point out the deficiencies of the Democrat party on here... much to the annoyance of most of you.


    Thats right in many ways neither party is any better than the other as they are not perfect, as they are ran by men, and men like women are not perfect.

    Gay democrats are not better than gay republicans, Certainly not where they fail to see all the damage their hate, and bitterness is doing and has done. What do those gay democrats think they ever achieved for taking out their frustration on the Mormons, for prop 8 passing. Running wild in the streets, trying to stop Mormons from going to the Temple and so on, and then they fob it all off with: "well we had to vent!" What Bullshit, and by doing so all they did was shift the blame for their own failures, and remaining blind to the fact that in many ways it was their actions that also contributed to Prob * passing.

    No neither is any better than the other, at the end of the day, as neither is perfect and fee of sin.
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    Feb 08, 2010 11:35 PM GMT
    It's like a parade of republican quadriplegics in here. Paralysis is right. Holy shit!

    OK, not quite a parade yet, but, the majorette and the bass drum player are in the house!
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    Feb 08, 2010 11:42 PM GMT
    And the band played on...
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    Feb 08, 2010 11:49 PM GMT
    Little Weed with no hair. Bless your heart, may angels surround you and protect you, you sweet thang. may good shine his love down on you and replace your bitter heart with love and joy. may you have a blood transfusion to replace that vinegar with sweet blood.
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    Feb 08, 2010 11:51 PM GMT
    TheIStrat saidAnd the band played on...
    Yes it has, and life goes on too!
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    Feb 08, 2010 11:54 PM GMT
    Pattison saidLittle Weed with no hair. Bless your heart, may angels surround you and protect you, you sweet thang. may good shine his love down on you and replace your bitter heart with love and joy. may you have a blood transfusion to replace that vinegar with sweet blood.


    Please don't refer to me as sweet thang. It makes me feel like my dirty old uncle is leering at me and drooling.
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    Feb 09, 2010 12:51 AM GMT
    A Republican and a Democrat was walking down the street, when they seen a Homeless Person.

    The Republican the homeless person his business card, and told him to come to his business for a job. he took $20,00 out of his pocket, and it to the homeless person.

    The Democrat was truly impressed, and when they came to another homeless person, he decided to help. he walked up to the homeless person, and gave him directions to the welfare office. he then reached into the Republicans pocket and gave the homeless person $50.00; or another would of givern him $5.00, and kept $45.00 for administration fees.

    Now you understand the difference between Republicans and Democrats.
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    Feb 09, 2010 1:30 AM GMT
    Southbeach1500 said:
    "The fact is, both parties are awful. I just choose to point out the deficiencies of the Democrat party on here... much to the annoyance of most of you."



    Okay, let's hear the other side of it.
    What do you find wrong with the Republican party ?
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    Feb 09, 2010 1:39 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    metta8 saidAmerica Is Not Yet Lost


    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/08/opinion/08krugman.html

    Paralysis is one word for it.

    I look at it as they're blocking the Democrats from ruining the country.


    This is the same Party who would Keep DADT and DOMA the way it is.. You should be thankfull for Democrats.. Cuz if Republicans had thier way you might not even be alive right now cuz im sure they would have in place a Death Penalty for being gay..like some other Countries have in place today.
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    Feb 09, 2010 2:01 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    metta8 saidAmerica Is Not Yet Lost


    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/08/opinion/08krugman.html

    Paralysis is one word for it.

    I look at it as they're blocking the Democrats from ruining the country.


    You sound like a broken record. I don't understand how on earth you have all this time to sit around and write the same responses over and over and over and over.

    I used to have an account on here about 4 months ago. You're STILL saying the same things. I hate to sound cruel, but there's more to life outside of a virtual world of incessant debate and repetition, regardless of your political stance.
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    Feb 09, 2010 2:08 AM GMT
    Pattison saidA Republican and a Democrat was walking down the street, when they seen a Homeless Person.

    The Republican the homeless person his business card, and told him to come to his business for a job. he took $20,00 out of his pocket, and it to the homeless person.

    The Democrat was truly impressed, and when they came to another homeless person, he decided to help. he walked up to the homeless person, and gave him directions to the welfare office. he then reached into the Republicans pocket and gave the homeless person $50.00; or another would of givern him $5.00, and kept $45.00 for administration fees.

    Now you understand the difference between Republicans and Democrats.


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    Feb 09, 2010 2:41 AM GMT
    In the early 90's, I was fortunate enough to accompany a friend to New Zealand who was there to purchase large coastal estates for wealthy hedge fund operators. Hedge Fund operators are workaholics who follow the markets around the world and could work 24/7 if their bodies could withstand it.
    So I was very curious as to why they were buying these estates since they'd never take vacation time to go somewhere so far away. His reply was this, "New Zealand is far away that not many ppl could reach them. It's a very stable, English style government and being so far away from the rest of the world is pretty self sufficient agriculturally. The indigenous ppl, the Maori, have been assimilated into the culture, and their lands were not stolen from them by the English settlers."
    The hedge fund operators believe that one day in their lifetime, the United States economy and government will collapse. When it does, they'll have flown their private jets to their property in New Zealand, and they'll be watching the street fighting on CNN."
    We (our lawmakers),are like 2 men in a fist fight, who have fallen off a 100 story building. They're still fighting as they're falling, neither conceding impending doom, thinking somehow they will survive and be re-elected yet once again. We can argue the merits of the Republicans or the Democrats, and be like them as they hit the ground below, but something needs to be done to right the ship. There is a mood in the country that has spawned the Tea Party movement. The problem is that the current political parties are trying to hijack the movement for their own causes, which of course means be re-elected.
    It may be too late already, I don't know. Somehow we need statesmen, not professional politicians. I feel term limits are needed, 1 or 2 terms max and then bring em home. We have to get the spending under control, and figure out how to pay off our debt.
    I've never understood how a nation can survive as a consumer based economy. If we're not producing, eventually our trade imbalance will bankrupt us.
    Once these issues are resolved, then move onto the social issues, like marriage equality for all, repealing DOMA and DADT.
    But again, it's later than we think it is, and we don't have the luxury of making many mistakes, i.e. electing Sarah Palin to any national office.
    Of course this is just my opinion. I'm not interested in argueing the merits of Democrats or Republicans. I'm only interested in solutions for the common good of all of us. Does anybody else have any ideas? or do we just want to argue some more?
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    Feb 12, 2010 8:58 PM GMT
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  • tokugawa

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    Feb 13, 2010 3:19 AM GMT
    funbud8 said... The problem is that the current political parties are trying to hijack the movement for their own causes, which of course means be re-elected.
    It may be too late already, I don't know. Somehow we need statesmen, not professional politicians. I feel term limits are needed, 1 or 2 terms max and then bring em home. ...


    Perhaps the problem is that MONEY has hijacked both political parties, which causes almost all politicians to spend a great deal of time raising MONEY for their next election.

    Term limits will just give MONEY even more power, since MONEY is almost always the decisive factor in any election for an open seat.

    The answer is publically funded elections, which MONEY will fanatically fight, since they might lose their power to buy politicians.
  • MSUBioNerd

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    Feb 13, 2010 3:51 AM GMT
    Could we accept that, perhaps, the lack of Democrats accomplishing their stated goals is not entirely to be laid at the feet of the Republicans?

    Democrats control the White House, the Senate, and the House of Representatives. They hold larger majorities in Congress than the Republicans ever held during Bush's terms in office. And as awful as many of the Republican policies they passed were -- they still managed to pass them. The Democrats have substantially larger majorities, and their lack of following through on their campaign promises are because the Republicans won't vote for them?

    If that's the case, then either the Republicans passed their legislation because Democrats ended up voting for those bills, or else the Democrats simply aren't lining up their votes.
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    Feb 13, 2010 4:03 AM GMT
    jprichva saidThis is why the filibuster is about to be doomed.


    I wish I could share your optimism.

    (But yeah, it's important to remember that often, many Democrats would vote with the Bush administration.)
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    Feb 13, 2010 4:16 AM GMT
    paul krugman is an idiot
    why would anyone take seriously what he says/writes is beyond comprehension
  • tokugawa

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    Feb 13, 2010 7:36 PM GMT
    joshnyc saidpaul krugman is an idiot
    why would anyone take seriously what he says/writes is beyond comprehension


    How many other Nobel prize winners are idiots?
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    Feb 13, 2010 7:52 PM GMT
    MSUBioNerd saidCould we accept that, perhaps, the lack of Democrats accomplishing their stated goals is not entirely to be laid at the feet of the Republicans?

    Democrats control the White House, the Senate, and the House of Representatives. They hold larger majorities in Congress than the Republicans ever held during Bush's terms in office. And as awful as many of the Republican policies they passed were -- they still managed to pass them. The Democrats have substantially larger majorities, and their lack of following through on their campaign promises are because the Republicans won't vote for them?

    If that's the case, then either the Republicans passed their legislation because Democrats ended up voting for those bills, or else the Democrats simply aren't lining up their votes.



    THANK YOU! Nothing like a voice of reason to put things in perspective. This whole "Blame Game" is becoming so boring.
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    Feb 13, 2010 8:00 PM GMT
    tokugawa said
    joshnyc saidpaul krugman is an idiot
    why would anyone take seriously what he says/writes is beyond comprehension


    How many other Nobel prize winners are idiots?


    umm in case u havent noticed....they give them nobel prizes like street enchiladas at 4X $1....the only nobel prizes that are arguably legit are the hard science ones.