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  • #11
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    Yes, clean up all those thoughtless comments, including the racist ones from the Left, like "They're gonna put ya'll back in chains". Etc., I say they all need to shut up... including very well thought out comments like, "You didn't build that". And then we can go onto the rest of the stupid Libs comments, but, I don't have that much space or time...Things to do.
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    Well there are stupid comments from both repubs and dems, no questions. The people judge who make the stupidist comments. The one with the stupidist comments are the ones who lose the election.
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    @PoliticalSpice I don't know about that one...it seems this election was one by 1%...not much. The Mexicans, the Mama's w/ no 'baby daddies' who want 'gimmes', and the radical left who want anything decent and moral removed,
    including our Civil Liberty's... time will tell. my bet is Obama will be the downfall
    of this great country, that was once a Super Power , but will be reduced as second rate...it's coming, too many blind people, but they'll be forced to open their eyes sooner or later, too bad it will be later!
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    @mimi57 Don't want to bust your bubble, but this country lost its superpower status the day we became indebted to the chinese, and that happened before obama took office.

    As to winning by one percent, my exact point. Stupid statements cost you guys the elections. Blame it on blacks, mexicans all you want, by themselves they didn't do it, it was that small group of undecided voters, in the end your candidates scared enough people with stupid comments. Why do you think hispanics came out in such large numbers, larger then ever before. Could be anti-immigrant rhetoric had something to do with it? Cuban americans in florida usually vote 85% republican. This election they split 50/50.

    I love the tea party, i love your rape loving senators, because without these nuts romney would be sitting in the whitehouse...
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    @mimi57 Spot on. The Democratic Party today is made up of this coalition: white Ivy League liberals, racist blacks and Mexicans, freaks and perverts, union thugs, and a LOT of freeloaders.
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    The people of the United States disagree with the GOP on pretty much all major issues. The only way that they win elections is by NOT talking about the issues. They demonize minority groups like blacks, gays and women by using code words like "Welfare Queens", "urban lifestyle", "illegal immigrants" to appeal to the prejudices of lower class whites. The GOP really only represents the wealthiest 5-10% of the country. They fire up their base by saying they will "crack down on illegal immigration", "stand up for the 2nd amendment", "outlaw abortion" and be "tough on crime". The fools that vote for them never realize that when the GOP is in power that the GOP governs for the wealthy and barely throws them any scraps. Lately the GOP has needed to become more extreme in ginning up the base. This has caused several of their loose cannons like Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock to make stupid anti-abortion statements that have gone too far and have even alienated many female GOP supporters. This program is an attempt to try to find the sweet spot in their rhetoric that will fire up the base without looking completely batsh!t crazy. This is getting harder and harder to do as the GOP base has become more and more extreme since we elected a black President (twice-HAHAHAHA).
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    If " training" is the cure Rep Gingrey, an OBGYN, shouldn't need much, huh?

    Actually, my favorite part of this story is Marjorie's claim that somehow devil liberals cause Republicans to say silly things. And here I thought it was just natural talent.:-)
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    "Our pro-life values as a party should be framed in terms of the culture of life. It's easy enough to do that. It shouldn't be conflated with other issues."

    I wish everyone would just drop the "pro" spin from every political action organization name that gets created. Nobody is really fooled by the semantic claim to the moral high ground. Just say "anti-abortion". That way your "pro-life values" won't get conflated with other issues that are antithetical to "pro-life", like capital punishment, war profiteering, industry over the environment, and the resistance to supporting health and welfare programs.
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    The one and only reason for using the term "pro-life" is make it seem to the ignorant that if you aren't with them, you must be anti-life. It's become a very effective label.
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    @Denizen_Kate Fair enough. Since Politix describes those who are pro-life as anti-abortion, then shouldn't those who are pro-choice be described as pro-abortion? Makes sense to me.
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    @OhWiseOne - Didn't I answer this one yesterday? No, it isn't the same thing at all. I'm pro-choice, even though I wouldn't choose abortion myself. I simply don't feel I have any right to make that CHOICE for anyone else. Those who are anti-abortion are against the notion of women being able to make that choice, are in favor of forcing women legally to carry every pregnancy to full term, and they call themselves pro-life in order to seem more kind, more benign than they really are.
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    A training program to keep dumb people from saying dumb things sounds like a good idea. Better yet, stop electing dumb people in the first place.
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    What they need training for is to talk in a manner that the low information voter will understand. because we're going to have to convert some of those low information voters into responsible citizens if the country is to survive this communist president
  • #39
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    It is sad. It's sad that these politicians take classes on how to deceive and manipulate us, we know what their doing, yet we still allow this treachery to continue. Some of us even support their efforts.
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    @bsking Please explain how you right wingers are locked into a cycle of repeating the same stupid thing over and over again, and some how you're expecting a different result????
    For 2012 we had Aiken and Mourdock working against their party and now for the midterms thankfully with a congress not even a few weeks old, Bachmann and Rep. Gingrey, who says Todd Akin is ‘Partly Right, stepped right up to fill the void.. I'd do my training with a baseball bat with these numbnuts
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    Its what you get from the GOP.One foot in their Mouth the other up their...well you can figure that one out.
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    I think it would help, and that's why I don't like it.

    It's basically lessons in how to pretend to be one thing (sane) while secretly being something else (a loon).

    Let them speak out honestly, and let the voters decide what they want in a government.
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    You cannot cure ignorance or stubborn stupidity. A program like this will only shut these guys up, and they will no longer show themselves to be the total asshats they are. I'd rather know. Let them say what they think (if you can call it thinking).
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    I don't think it'll help. I have to think that most of these guys have gone through some sort of media training already. I've been through media training and it hasn't helped me. ;-)
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    So this will be teaching politicians the "right" thing to say? Before y'all start in in me, please allow me a couple of comments. One, no one (man or woman) should ever be raped. EVER!! What decisions made by the victim should be their own. ALWAYS.
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    yes, saying things that are not medically true should be taught. sadly, it shouldn't even need to be taught, especially to senators and representatives.
  • #101
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    I don't listen to conservative radio or TV, but I can always tell what the latest tripe is coming from that arena.

    Right now the new buzz-word must be "low-information voter". I've seen it used by several people so far today and I can't imagine any of them have the intellect to create such a vapid expression.

    This, in itself, demonstrates how effective propaganda is. Like toddlers hearing a new word they use it over and over until they hear something else new. Every week there's a new phrase coming from the right and they use it over and over ad nauseum. Funny thing is, those using this term "low-information voter" seem as if they are the very term itself. Leaping on the newest terminology from Limbaugh or O'Reilly demonstrates where their source of information comes from and how limited it is.
  • #99
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    Has it really gotten to the lowest point that the GOP needs to train their candidates to act intelligently??? The GOP is doomed and should be an entertaining train wreck to watch.
  • #98
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    There is no way to directly answer this question. Politicians are already trained enough to lie to us, and obviously some of them are silly enough to say stupid things anyways. Then again, they are rich so why should they care?
  • #97
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    There's an old saying: "A drunken man's words are a sober man's thoughts."
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    Pro-rape republiclowns like Akin are NOT extremists. They are willing to say out loud what the majority of republiclowns say and think in private.
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    Without rape, most republiclowns couldn't reproduce. It's why they want it legalized.
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    It says a lot about the GOP that they have to "train" their candidates for national office to not go around saying stupid stuff that costs them elections. So what you're saying GOP is that you can't find anyone to run except jackass idiots and you need to train them to act like high school graduates? Wonderful.
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