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  • #7
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    This guy is a die hard Obama man. Why don't he just admit that the American people have had enough of taxes, government waste, and endless regulations and control over legal American citizens? I guess he is OK with all the lies, corruption, and the usual way of life in the political arena in the last 20 years. Why in the world would anyone be satsified with 16 trillion in debt, 11 million illegal aliens, free money to Muslim countries, gas at recoerd highs, unemployment out the roof, misuse of welfare and other government aid, giving weapons to our enemies, and a president that refuses to work with the congress and the senate who are the reflections of the voting publics wishes-not his! Is he also satsified with the president and his wife galavanting on a world wide jet set tour at tax payer expense when our country is suffering in so many areas? Is he satisfied that an overwhelming amount of naturel born Americans are recieving less benefits than immunized aliens? The bottom line is the Tea Party is gaining members in huge numbers because no one on Capitol Hill listens anymore nor do they have the natural born American's best interest at heart. It has become the most corrupt game in America and it won't be long till we may have to physically take it back. Obama and the politicians know this-that's why they want your guns.
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    @Zazziness I learned it from talking to liberals. What can I say?. On every issue we are 180 degrees apart. I mean honestly the other day you actually tried to convince me a boy was a girl. And you expect to be taken seriously? Please.
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    @harold_lloyd- Teabaggers and Foxhounds haven't done squat. Obama is the one destroying this country. It's his presidency. He's been in office for 5 years now and hasn't done one good thing. The man is totally worthless.
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    @thumper11
    I would venture to say that neither of you has much of a memory.

    Bush43 got us into a war using deliberate deception. Why is that not an impeachable offense?

    Bush41 thought we needed to raise taxes, and was defeated by the teabagger/Foxhound faction who pledged obeisance to Grover Norquist.

    Reagan tried to run the country according to his fantasies, consulting his astrologer and telling people the deficits don't matter, but he's some sort of folk hero among the teabagger class.
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    Libertarians and TEA Party (Taxed Enough Already) want to return to the government we started this country with. Limited, small government. Just enough government to get the job done. Reich is a neo-socialist. HE IS THE TRAITOR. I suggest Reich and his Furhur Obama, and minions, move to Cuba.
  • #86
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    More propaganda to get us to give up our guns, and many rights including free speech that do not fit the lefts cause.
    The tea party hath protested and cleaned up their trash afterward. Unlike the "occupy" stupidity.
    Please get a grip on reality...
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    The founding fathers were very careful to define treason in the Constitution, and its clear this guy is not familiar with that fact (Article 3, Section 3). The American people could actually fight and overthrow the Government (if it is corrupt) without committing treason (See the Declaration of Independence, concerning not only the "right" but the "duty" of revolution).
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    Our government isn't inherently bad, it's a system that was set up to benefit the average citizen and act in favor of the common good. It's the politicians holding political offices, corrupt by corporate greed and special interests, that are bad. Americans should look favorably upon their system of governance; when used as intended its a great system. However, it's the political leaders Anericans should be in disfavor of, politicians of both parties are to blame for our issues, not the system.
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    When Obama can answer these questions, courtesy of "Ryuo," I will stop considering Obama and his storm trooopers to be a traitors:
    "What was your role in Benghazi?(zillions of followup questions)
    What is your justification for killing American citizens without oversight or a tribunal?
    Why haven't you proposed an alternate budget to the ones you keep rejecting from the House?
    Why do you think deficit spending will work in this economy?(zillions of followup questions)
    How do you propose to pay for Obamacare?
    How come you have not closed Gitmo, as you have promised many times?
    [I'm being too hard on the poor guy] Has Tiger Woods asked you why you have kept your Harvard grades sealed? "
    I will add, why did you release thousands of illegal immigrant criminals in the streets of America?
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    @keyfitter None of these questions will ever be answered because they won't be asked by these Obama zombie reporters I won't call them journalists because they aren't).
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    I think Robert Reich is confusing the Democratic Party with the Government. And what is the difference between that and "Destroying the Republican Party" as many in the Democratic Party want? I think we need MORE MAJOR PARTIES not fewer of them. That way, these two major parties wouldn't suffer from so much corruption and wouldn't be able to play games they way both parties are doing now.
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    If democrats want to charge someone with treason, all they need do is look to their own party - Barack Hussein Obama.
  • #11
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    ...not that I would mind drowning the EPA and DOE and some of the others in the bathtub. I think it would take the Marianas Trench, though.
  • #56
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    I'm not judging the article's accuracy. Let's say that it is accurate whether it is or not. Wouldn't it be better, assuming the article is accurate, for Tea Party candidates to be elected on the level of State instead of Federal for the purpose of calling for a Constitutional Convention. It is the one way that our government could be dismantled and replaced in a way that is completely legal. It's never been used unless you count the original constitution Articles of something
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    @lawnmowrman I don't think the Constitution needs to be changed, other than the Commerce Clause; all we need to do is repeal some of the thousands of laws, and eliminate millions of bureaucrats, that gum up the works. It is addition by subtraction.

    People like Reich never answer questions like "why do we still have a Department of Education when it has spectacularly failed?" or "what good does the EPA do that the threat of civil suits does not do?"
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    How can I respond to outright lies. Obama was responsible for sequestration. This article quoting, copying and pasting:
    (Sequestration is the first major milestone of this mission - "the first significant tea party victory," ).
    Nazis of the past and Liberal Fascists of the present live by the big lie.
    What this article is telling me is that Obama is a member of the Tea Party.
    Give me a break.
  • #4
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    In most cases government hurts more than it helps. Especially now that has tried to get into areas it doesn't belong
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    Absolutely NOT true at all...But if you think that the "private sector" should be the key element in charge and trusted...Then you are sadly mistaken....You don't have to "like" government but somebody has got to be the "referee" here...And I am one of the hundreds of millions who Do Not trust things to simply be left to "markets"..No Thanks!
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    @Sonny ,
    I believe you over-state your numbers by a hundred-Million, or so - even if you did manage to hijack the last election.
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    @thumper11 There are over 300 million US Citizens currently living in the country. Most of us Do Not want to hand over our lives to the private sector. Now if you were paying attention to what I had written you would see that I did not say "100 million voters" I was talking about the American People in general. So if you are going to offer a comment. Please actually reference it to what I actually said!
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    @thumper11 Lol And I guess those soles who voted you up also had some reading problems! Why am I not surprised? Lol!
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    Robert Reich has a reputation for intelligence he doesn't deserve. Of course he doesn't want to see the Democrat's socialist machine touched in any way; Reich is part of the problem. He doesn't have the solution.
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    @marine1 These aren't our Fathers Democrats. These Pelosians praise Occupiers and degrade and slander Patriots. We must submit. We didn't vote to stop them and now we are doomed to be Cuba or Greece. Look on the bright side. You no longer have to put much effort into parenting. The kids will just be tax slaves to Big Brother/Big Govt so won't need much talent or education. Read Orwelle's "1984" for more on the 'progressive" agenda.
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    Yeah, I remember watching a class he taught on satellite on Dish Network back in 2004 where this idiot was talking about how Wall Street was fashioning bad loans as AAA rated loans and selling these derivatives to their own customers and that the real estate bubble would crash and ruin the economy of the entire planet while making the rich even richer and the poor poorer and homeless. What an IDIOT!
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    "Imagine further that the plotters infiltrate Congress and state governments, reshape their districts to give them disproportionate influence in Washington, and use the media to spread big lies about the government. Finally, imagine they not only paralyze the government but are on the verge of dismantling pieces of it."

    He just discribed Obama's liberal agenda to a "T".
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    The main reason we have the Second Amendment is to prevent a tyrannical government from practicing tyranny.
  • #45
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    Here is what this twit tweeted on "This Week," this morning:

    "The deficit isn't the problem. Job, wages, and widening inequality are. Stop negotiating with tea party terrorists."

    A so-called "economist" is stating that the deficit isn't the problem, but class warfare is!

    Somebody get Alinsky's book and beat this old fart over the head with it!
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    Kudos for mentioning Saul Alinsky. Reich is assuming the Tea Party is using Alinsky's playbook (using non-democratic means to subvert democracy). Really, though, to the extent the Tea Party actually exists, it is just trying to restore democracy to the budgetary process.
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    @Ryuo He is just following the leader with the class warfare BS. "Rules for Radicals" was written for the "have-nots" to take away from the "haves" after all. This just proves my point, and this little munchkin is an economist...at Berkeley no less!
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    People are starting to get fed up, regardless of their labels. Treason? Well every time a career politician sells a law or entertains a special interest group, to me that's treasonous. Now, plotting to over throw the government , would seen a treason by government supporters. But those plotting would see it as rebellion. I think what's pissing off the tea party members is they are just realizing that they're not represented in congress. I just wonder how long it will take for the rest of the country to figure it out. ;-[
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    An oldie but a goodie - A day in the life of Joe Conservative:

    Joe gets up at 6 a.m. and fills his coffeepot with water to prepare his morning coffee. The water is clean and good because some tree-hugging liberal fought for minimum water-quality standards. With his first swallow of water, he takes his daily medication. His medications are safe to take because some stupid commie liberal fought to ensure their safety and that they work as advertised.

    He prepares his morning breakfast: bacon and eggs. Joe's bacon is safe to eat because some girly-man liberal fought for laws to regulate the meat packing industry.

    In the morning shower, Joe reaches for his shampoo. His bottle is properly labeled with each ingredient and its amount in the total contents because some crybaby liberal fought for his right to know what he was putting on his body and how much it contained.

    Joe dresses, walks outside and takes a deep breath. The air he breathes is clean because some environmentalist wacko liberal fought for the laws to stop industries from polluting our air.

    He walks on the government-provided sidewalk to the subway station for his government-subsidized ride to work. It saves him considerable money in parking and transportation fees because some fancy-pants liberal fought for affordable public transportation, which gives everyone the opportunity to be a contributor.

    Joe begins his work day. He has a good job with excellent pay, medical benefits, retirement, paid holidays and vacation because some lazy liberal union members fought and died for these working standards. Joe's employer pays these standards because Joe's employer doesn't want his employees to call the union.

    If Joe is hurt on the job or becomes unemployed, he'll get a worker compensation or unemployment checks because some stupid liberal didn't think he should lose his home because of his temporary misfortune.

    It is noontime and Joe needs to make a bank deposit so he can pay some bills. Joe's deposit is federally insured by the FDIC because some godless liberal wanted to protect Joe's money from unscrupulous bankers who ruined the banking system before the Great Depression.

    Joe has to pay his Fannie Mae-underwritten mortgage and his below-market federal student loan because some elitist liberal decided that Joe and the government would be better off if he was educated and earned more money over his lifetime. Joe also forgets that in addition to his federally subsidized student loans, he attended a state funded university.

    Joe is home from work. He plans to visit his father this evening at his farm home in the country. He gets in his car for the drive. His car is among the safest in the world because some America-hating liberal fought for car safety standards to go along with the taxpayer funded roads.

    He arrives at his boyhood home. His was the third generation to live in the house financed by Farmers' Home Administration because bankers didn't want to make rural loans.

    The house didn't have electricity until some big-government liberal stuck his nose where it didn't belong and demanded rural electrification.

    He is happy to see his father, who is now retired. His father lives on Social Security and a union pension because some wine-drinking, cheese-eating liberal made sure he could take care of himself so Joe wouldn't have to.

    Joe gets back in his car for the ride home, and turns on a radio talk show. The radio host keeps saying that liberals are bad and conservatives are good. He doesn't mention that the beloved conservatives have fought against every protection and benefit Joe enjoys throughout his day. Joe agrees: "We don't need those big-government liberals ruining our lives! After all, I'm a self-made man who believes everyone should take care of themselves, just like I have."
  • #71
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    @Neo_NtheMatrix After you get done with the first one here's another.....

    Dear Red States Residents:

    We're ticked off at your Neanderthal attitudes and politics, and we've decided we're leaving.

    We in New York and Massachusetts intend to form our own country and we're taking the other Blue States with us. In case you aren't aware, that includes California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois and the rest of the Northeast.

    We believe this split will be beneficial to the nation and especially to the people of the new country of The Enlightened States of America (ESA).

    To sum up briefly:

    You get Texas, Oklahoma and all the slave states.

    We get stem cell research and the best beaches.

    We get Andrew Cuomo and Elizabeth Warren. You get Bobby Jindal and Todd Akin.

    We get the Statue of Liberty. You get OpryLand.

    We get Intel and Microsoft. You get Walmart.

    We get Harvard. You get Ol' Miss.

    We get 85 percent of America's venture capital and entrepreneurs.

    You get Alabama.

    We get two-thirds of the tax revenue. You get to make the red states pay their fair share.

    Since our aggregate divorce rate is 22 percent lower than the Christian Coalition's, we get a bunch of happy families. You get a bunch of single moms.

    With the Blue States in hand we will have firm control of 80% of the country's fresh water, more than 90% of the pineapple and lettuce, 92% of the nation's fresh fruit, 95% of America's quality wines (you can serve French wines at state dinners) 90% of all cheese, 90 percent of the high tech industry, most of the US low sulfur coal, all living redwoods, sequoias and condors, all the Ivy and Seven Sister schools plus Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Cal Tech and MIT.

    With the Red States you will have to cope with 88% of all obese Americans and their projected health care costs, 92% of all US mosquitoes, nearly 100% of the tornadoes, 90% of the hurricanes, 99% of all Southern Baptists, virtually 100% of all televangelists, Rush Limbaugh, Bob Jones University, Ole Miss, Alabama, and LSU.

    We get Hollywood and Yosemite, thank you.

    38% of those in the Red states believe Jonah was actually swallowed by a whale, 62% believe life is sacred unless we're discussing the death penalty or gun laws, 44% say that evolution is only a theory, 53% that Saddam was involved in 9/11 and 61% of you crazy bastards believe you are people with higher morals than we lefties.

    Sincerely,

    The Citizens of the Enlightened States of America
  • #77
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    You should be down on your knees thanking God you were fortunate enough to be born into this nation at this time. You clearly have no gratitude or appreciation for what's great about the U.S.

    There is *always* government. It will either be elected officials, big business or the church. I know you've expressed the desire to live in a country ruled by your church. If it wouldn't make so many millions of other people miserable, I'd hope for you to get your wish so you'd finally understand why so many people resist it.
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    "Imagine further that the plotters infiltrate Congress and state governments, reshape their districts to give them disproportionate influence in Washington, and use the media to spread big lies about the government. Finally, imagine they not only paralyze the government but are on the verge of dismantling pieces of it."

    That is an excellent description of the socialist Democrats. Apparently, it is only OK when the liberals do it, but it's "treason" when practiced by conservatives.

    I'll remember that.
  • #133
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    You are pretty confused about political labels. Democrats are not all liberals, and liberalism is a aform of capitalist democracy. What both liberals and democrats do have in common is that both support capitalism. Socialism is an economic system that opposes capitalism. The phrase socialist Democrats shows confusion and mixes up to concepts. Please try to learn what the words you use mean, not doing so makes you appear ignorant about both politics and economics.
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