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Old 08-28-2012, 09:16 AM   #61
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Old 08-28-2012, 10:12 AM   #62
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Old 08-28-2012, 04:34 PM   #63
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Apparently the early portion of the RNC has been marred by rancorous Ron Paul supporters. They apparently heckled Boehner. No word on whether he cried.
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When did I say he was evil and wouldn't show any compassion? Or heartless? He made some comments fairly recently about disaster aid after something happened and said basically that's what the insurance companies are there for.

1. that's of course if you have insurance

2. there are people in my state still waiting for insurance settlements over a year later after tornadoes destroyed their homes

I'm sure he can be pastoral and compassionate and all those things, but when all those people have left you and you need food and clothing and shelter what do you do when aid has been cut and budgets have been cut? I think it's lazy and easy to say and do all the right things to victims' faces then pull the rug out from under them when you are asked to put your money where your mouth is. He also comes from an out of touch perspective, as witnessed by his shop around for college and borrow money from your parents comments (and probably countless others that you could Google). If disaster struck any of his homes he's got plenty of others to live in, and the cash to just buy a new one. Does that make him "evil" or lacking in compassion? No. Out of touch with the average person? Yes. You can't pull yourself up by your bootstraps if you literally don't even have any bootstraps left.
I definitely get this argument. You're absolutely right about that. The "insurance" comment is amazingly naive. I just happened to agree with Sean's general comment, but your points are valid, too.

Also, ummmmmm...Jackson? Shut up. You're not helping. How about we hope EVERYONE make it through this hurricane okay, hmm? And I wasn't aware weather systems could be racist.
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The GOP are having a surprise guest speaker tonight

any guesses?
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I am now watching Mia Love, give em' hell.



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This is Love's story: Her parents had $10 in their pockets when they left Haiti for the U.S. 39 years ago. Her father worked several jobs to support the family, including paying for his daughter to attend the University of Hartford, where she graduated with a degree in fine arts.

"I remember taking my dad to college with me on the first day of orientation and he looked at me very seriously and he said 'Mia, your mother and I have done everything we could to get you here. We've worked hard. We've never taken a handout. You're not going to be a burden to society. You will give back,'" Love said in an interview Tuesday with Fox News.

"It actually stayed with me," she said.

Love, who was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and raised primarily in Connecticut, moved to Utah in 1997 and married Jason Love. She converted to Mormonism, and served on the Saratoga City Council for six years before running for mayor.

Love, a favorite among the Tea Party movement, champions fiscal responsibility and limited government. Her chief mission, she says, is to run a "fiscally sound city."

"It's not rocket science," she told Fox News. "The most I've done is really step out of the way and allowed the economy to thrive ... allowed businesses to come and add resources."

She describes President Obama's vision for the country as a "divided one."

"If you listen to even the vice president's comments when he comes out and he says 'They want to put ya'll back in chains' ... it's inappropriate," she said, referring to Vice President Biden's controversial remarks two weeks ago in which he told voters that Romney planned to "unchain Wall Street" and that "they're gonna put y'all back in chains."

"People just want opportunity," Love said. "They don't want a handout."

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012...#ixzz24t6mg7E4

Rising GOP star Mia Love glides into the spotlight at convention | Fox News
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She converted to Mormonism, and served on the Saratoga City Council for six years before running for mayor.
Lucky for her they now let black people in.
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or maybe not ^

like the Democrat party
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Putting up a U.S. debt clock in the convention center. Brilliant It reminds folks what this election is really about.

 
It's not free contraception or Mitt's tax returns.
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The GOP are having a surprise guest speaker tonight

any guesses?
Hologram Ronald Regan right?
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Putting up a U.S. debt clock in the convention center. Brilliant It reminds folks what this election is really about.

 
It's not free contraception or Mitt's tax returns.
It's interesting that Republicans are concerned about government debt once again, finally.

Certainly, I welcome the return to traditional conservative values, but you would have to admit your party went hog wild in the Bush years.
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Hologram Ronald Regan right?
It's going to be Obama. (Like Bush, he hates black folk).
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yes, ^ Romney promised to buy him a NBA franchise

i think it is actually Thursday night

my guess, Nancy Reagan
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Mia Love's story is a definitely an inspiring one, and possibly based on luck. How often do we hear about someone - particularly an immigrant - getting by without going on welfare?

I don't think welfare should be a must for those who qualify, but I also don't think it should be seen as a sort of cancer in American society as some would make it out to be. Poverty is a complex issue with a lot of gray areas. What I do believe is those on welfare should be heavily encouraged to get on their own feet and not rely on welfare forever. True, some are unable to work because of disability and no, I don't think they should be sneered at for being on welfare.

I guess my views on this issue comes from having gone to school with some people who lived on welfare or at least on low-income, and today are living the same lives as their parents. Of course, there are various reasons why they continued the cycle, and no I don't see them as lazy. I think calling these people lazy is too easy and one should look closely as to why generations of some Americans stay on welfare.
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Santorum is talking about the assault on marriage.
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