NOW YOU GET MAD ???

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    Mar 29, 2010 4:17 AM GMT

    We had eight years of Bush and Cheney: Now you get mad!?

    > You didn't get mad when the Supreme Court stopped a legal recount and
    appointed a President.

    > You didn't get mad when Cheney allowed Energy company officials to dictate
    energy policy.

    > You didn't get mad when a covert CIA operative got outed.

    > You didn't get mad when the Patriot Act got passed.

    > You didn't get mad when we illegally invaded a country that posed no threat to us.

    > You didn't get mad when we spent over 600 billion(and counting) on said illegal war.

    > You didn't get mad when over 10 billion dollars just disappeared in Iraq.

    > You didn't get mad when you found out we were torturing people.

    > You didn't get mad when the government was illegally wiretapping Americans.

    > You didn't get mad when we didn't catch Bin Laden.

    > You didn't get mad when you saw the horrible conditions at Walter Reed.

    > You didn't get mad when we let a major US city, New Orleans, drown.

    > You didn't get mad when we gave a 900 billion tax break to the rich.

    > You didn't get mad when the deficit hit the trillion dollar mark.

    > You finally got mad when the government decided that people in America deserved the right to see a doctor if they are sick.

    > Yes to, illegal wars, lies, corruption, torture, stealing your tax dollars to make the rich richer, are all okay with you, but helping other Americans...oh hell no.

    By: A Dear Friend (03.28.2010)

  • GQjock

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    Mar 29, 2010 10:43 AM GMT
    Proof ......



    That conservatives hibernate

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  • jgymnast733

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    Mar 31, 2010 1:54 AM GMT
    WELL SAID..icon_exclaim.gif
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    Mar 31, 2010 6:12 AM GMT
    People got mad, just it was the ineffectual liberal folks with bow ties and no guns.
  • GQjock

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    Mar 31, 2010 10:28 AM GMT
    It's not the bowtie wearin' crowd we're talking about
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    Mar 31, 2010 11:52 AM GMT
    of course they didn't get mad until it directly affected them..

    Have you learnt nothing about politics, the majority of people don't care until it affects them and even then, a large majority are lethargic about actual action.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Mar 31, 2010 12:24 PM GMT
    You put into a list what I'd been thinking for some time.
    Thanks for that.
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    Mar 31, 2010 3:30 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 saidYup, things were the pits when the Republicans were in control.


    The point is the outrage is that much more tangible--and dangerous--than it were during the Bush administration.

    And over what? Spending billions of dollars to ensure that average Americans don't get screwed over by a screwed up system?

    What about the two trillion spent in Iraq? Or the trillion to the banks or the trillions spent on maintaining an empire abroad?

    THIS is what they get outraged over? The fear of "socialism"? These are so centrist policies that progressives and real liberals laugh nervously at the prospect that Obama is a socialist.

    They laugh nervously for a reason. It's tangible the anxiety.
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    Mar 31, 2010 11:52 PM GMT
    I'm a fan of a commentator (Dan Carlin) and he makes the point that to get Americans off their couch to do anything other than "slacktivism", ie blogging and yada, is enough to be happy, at least a little, about.

    But he also wants a civics literacy test because most people, regardless of orientation, are quite stupid and unawares of how their government works... and that's how it works on the surface, textbook stuff, nevermind how government really works with lobbying and the whole politics of disingenuous candor and the whole arena of demagoguery that dupes hardworking people, who want nothing more than to simply live their life free of intervention, into partisanship, and ultimately faithful voters.

    It's not hard to see why that's wrong.
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    Apr 03, 2010 6:15 AM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidYou put into a list what I'd been thinking for some time.
    Thanks for that.


    Thank You!
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    Apr 03, 2010 9:15 AM GMT
    Hmmm..... *pensive*
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    Apr 03, 2010 4:41 PM GMT
    preach it, honey...
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    Apr 04, 2010 1:37 AM GMT
    . . . the much more interesting question is why someone like you is still a democrat (small d) . . .

    . . . clearly, the masses of all political stripes are very easily led and extremely susceptible to mindless propaganda (and it shall always be so) . . . and so why would you value their opinions or even hope that such dullards would participate in the electoral process ? . . .

    . . . get back to us when you have an honest answer to such questions . . . it will be a hoot for all of us . .