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Old 10-28-2010, 06:25 PM   #571
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Next they'll be telling us they're smart and informed...
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Old 10-28-2010, 07:56 PM   #572
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Today my pro-war, Jesus-fearing neighbor wore this-



What else will they think of?
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That's clever, I'll give them that.
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Old 10-29-2010, 04:46 PM   #574
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Despite her intense fear of the connection between Islam and terrorism, however, she does say, "To my great relief, I have learned that there are moderate, America loving, Constitution supporting Muslims."
I know, it's such a shocking concept, huh?

Good god .

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"I know that some don't share my political views. This is OK. In America, we cherish our diversity of views. But an American's religion is their own business and no one should be excluded based on considerations like religion, race, sex, etc."
This. Can we send this message out to every single person in the country and get them to read it a few dozen times to let it sink in? Please?

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So...

Teehee, Tea Party.
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Tea Party?

All i keep hearing about is the GOP. Brilliant move on their part.

They overtook the Tea Party, used that base to vote GOP, and got themselves elected. All the bat shit crazy tea partiers lost, minus Rand Paul.

So congrats Republicans.
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Tea Party?

All i keep hearing about is the GOP. Brilliant move on their part.

They overtook the Tea Party, used that base to vote GOP, and got themselves elected. All the bat shit crazy tea partiers lost, minus Rand Paul.

So congrats Republicans.
And now we get to watch the unholy marriage of Republicans and Tea Partiers as the try to legislate.
Rand Paul in the Senate?
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Old 11-03-2010, 10:33 AM   #578
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Teehee, Tea Party.
I disagree. I'm fine with the results. Strong candidates won, like Rubio, Paul, and Haley, and the weaker candidates like Angle (who wasn't my preference), O'Donnell, and Paladino (not my preference), lost. That's just the opposite of what Democrats wanted. This Nevada outcome may actually be a blessing for our side.
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Old 11-03-2010, 01:31 PM   #579
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Excellent article on where we're headed now.

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Faking Right
How the Republican Congress will abandon Tea Party ideas and legislate toward the center.


By Jacob Weisberg
Posted Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010, at 6:54 AM ET


In the likely event that Republicans capture control of one or both houses of Congress next week, the new leaders will face a strategic question. Should they pursue the agenda of the Tea Party movement that brought them to power? Or should they try to mollify their party's base with gestures and symbols, without taking its radical ideology too seriously? While they'll never discuss this problem honestly, indications point in the latter direction. That is, the GOP's congressional leadership will feint right while legislating closer to the center.

The choice is between a Ronald Reagan strategy and a Newt Gingrich strategy. Reagan, who first rode a new conservative movement to the presidency in 1980, was a master of the right fake. After one brief and disastrous attempt to reduce Social Security spending in 1981, Reagan never seriously challenged federal spending again. But Reagan sounded so convincing in his rhetorical flights that most conservatives and liberals walk around today thinking that he cut government. Reagan was just as slippery with the religious right, embracing them while wasting little political capital on issues like abortion or school prayer. President George W. Bush followed this same model, humoring the base while letting government expand.

After Gingrich became speaker of the House in 1994, he was much more literal-minded. He and the Contract with America Republicans made the terrible mistake of taking their own anti-government rhetoric seriously and thinking they had a mandate to implement it. They proposed a budget that really would have slashed federal spending on Medicare, Medicaid, education, and the environment. And when Bill Clinton wouldn't roll over for them, they were willing to shut down the government, which they had convinced themselves everyone hated.

A recent Wall Street Journal article suggested that the future leaders of a Republican House remember Gingrich's mistake and intend to avoid repeating it. The House candidates most likely to win are experienced politicians who understand they're being handed a gift, not a mandate. They don't think working with Democrats is evil. On the big picture tax and budget issues, they plan compromise with President Obama.

What makes this plausible is that the House leaders-in-waiting are, by and large, not an ideological group. John Boehner, the speaker-in-the-wings, could have replaced Monty Hall on Let's Make a Deal. Kevin McCarthy, who will probably become the House whip, is less pickled-looking but similarly pragmatic. Even Eric Cantor, the more ideological majority leader in waiting, says he has no interest in another government shutdown. By contrast, Mike Pence of Indiana, who advocates a "no compromise" strategy, is considering resigning from the leadership ranks to run for president in 2012.

In practice, it may be difficult to discern which tactic congressional Republicans are pursuing. "Repealing" health care reform, for instance, sounds like a radical step. In fact, voting for repeal would be little more than a gesture, since Obama would veto any such measure. Refusing to fund parts of the health care bill in the 2012 budget, on the other hand, would count as a meaningful effort at rollback—and would be likely to provoke a high-stakes showdown. If the new leaders make a big deal about banning "earmarks"—which amount to less than 1 percent of federal spending—count it as a feint. If they propose means-testing Medicare or raising the retirement age, count them as serious.

One can already see antagonism emerging between the congressional and presidential wings of the party. The congressional wing, seeking to retain swing seats it picks up this year in 2012, will incline toward symbolic action. The presidential wing, trying to capture the Tea Party activists in a primary season, will argue for a frontal challenge to spending. If the congressional leaders show moderation and flexibility, they should expect to be accused of selling out by Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney, et al. But they are likely to back off anyway, because making draconian cuts in spending, especially against the backdrop of an anemic economy, would be politically suicidal.

Why does anti-government ideology work as an electoral strategy but fail as a governing one? In a recent essay in the New York Review of Books, Michael Tomasky offers a persuasive explanation. By and large, the American public likes Republican themes of more liberty and less government better than it likes Democratic themes of compassion and fairness. But when it comes to the specifics, the situation is reversed. Democratic programs like Social Security and Medicare retain broad popular support, whereas Republican cuts in programs provoke antagonism. Thus conservatives prefer to debate philosophy while liberals would rather argue about programs.

Tomasky argues that this conundrum makes it difficult for Democrats to connect their policies to their beliefs. Conversely, it makes it hard for Republicans ever to follow through on their ideas.
We will see what they do with another opportunity to put them into practice.
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After one brief and disastrous attempt to reduce Social Security spending in 1981, Reagan never seriously challenged federal spending again. But Reagan sounded so convincing in his rhetorical flights that most conservatives and liberals walk around today thinking that he cut government.
I'm amazed by how many conservatives are clueless of this.


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After Gingrich became speaker of the House in 1994, he was much more literal-minded. He and the Contract with America Republicans made the terrible mistake of taking their own anti-government rhetoric seriously and thinking they had a mandate to implement it.
The truth is a poll shows that the overwhelming majority of voters thought the priority of the government should have been spending in order to create more jobs. And most want Obama's plan to keep Bush's tax cuts for those making under 250,000.

Both of these conflict with the Tea Party movement and the anti-government mood, when it comes down to it, very very few actually believe that anti-government is the way. This election was won by ignorance and fear, a dangerous combination.
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Old 11-03-2010, 02:15 PM   #581
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The Tea Party is also successfully keeping Bristol Palin (teen activist Bristol Palin) on Dancing With The Stars. She'll probably win it.
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Old 11-03-2010, 02:18 PM   #582
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Is she any good?
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She's not horrible but last night Rick Fox was voted off and I think he was a better dancer. She's much better than Kate Gosselin was but that's not saying much. The Tea Party was not going to let her be voted off on election night. She's still just too stiff and awkward for my taste, especially compared to the others who are left.

A few of her older videos

YouTube - Bristol Palin Dancing with the Stars

YouTube - Bristol Palin Dancing with the Stars Week 2

This one was like..um, yeah..with her parents there. Not very abstinencey

YouTube - Bristol Palin's 'Dancing With The Stars' Week 4 Sexy Rumba
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She's a bit of a butterface.

Oh well, Chelsea Clinton looks a lot better these days, maybe Bristol will grow into something more refined-looking.
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Old 11-03-2010, 05:32 PM   #585
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She's a bit of a butterface.

Oh well, Chelsea Clinton looks a lot better these days, maybe Bristol will grow into something more refined-looking.
Palin and refined should never be uttered in the same sentence. The Palin family is where refinement, dignity and good manners go to die.
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