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Wed Aug 1, 2012, 01:16 PM

The next time someone says "most liberal" as a prefix to Washington, challenge them:

"I want you to name me 20 progressives, out of 535 members of the House and Senate.

TWENTY.

TWO. ZERO.

When I say "progressive", I mean "Bernie Sanders" or more leftward. Hell, let's say Al Franken and Sherrod Brown (both of whom support the odious SOPA and PIPA bills, BTW). NOT economic centrists/social liberals or vice-versa. I mean honest-to-goodness, old-Democratic-values-having, FDR, Democratic Socialism-favoring progressives.

20!!

Why do I ask this?

Well, because if your problem is with 'BIG GUBMINT', which anyone with a functioning brain stem knows is your cutesy little dog whistle for 'LIBRULS LIBRULS TAX N SPENDOCRATS!!', it stands to reason that the Gub'mint must be just chock LOADED with people who think just like me!

Here's the problem with that.

You're a TeaHadist Republican? You got representatives. IN DROVES.

You're a moderate Democrat slightly to the left of center who likes them some Laissez-fail? Hell, you got plenty of those.

Milquetoast sensible centrists? Come join us, it's beige in here!

You love guns? NRA Republicans are on your side, Rambo.

Hate taxes? You got your men by the hundreds.

Likes you some Jesus? Come to the US Cathed . . . er. . . Capital.

Free Trade? Over half the House and Senate LUUUUURVES it and thinks it's either 'protectionism lite' or 'pandering' to even suggest reform, let alone repeal!!!

Want to see corporations rule the world, Friedmanites? DC's THE GATEWAY DRUG TO THAT!!!

"One Man, One Woman"? Hell, there are WOMEN in Da House and Senate who are down with that.

Global Warming Hoaxers? Austerity-pushers? Anti-Europe? Birthers? Bible Literalists? Creationists? Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes and YES.

Now, here we go . . .

Strong enough support for universal health care to push forth legislation once and for all? A handful at best.

Stronger bankster/CEO regulation? Not seeing it. The Lloyd Bankfiends and CEO Industry are just as brazen with their lottery pay and corporate fuckery as ever.

Higher taxes than Clinton-era levels on the wealthy? Not in THIS House, chumpstain. It's gonna be gridlock, gridlock, gridlock until we get what we want!

TRULY, as in pull-the-hell-out-NOW ending these useless, purposeless, pointless, tax-wasting Bewsh 43 occupations? There's still a military presence in each one and Afghanistan still continues as the 10 year meatgrinder it's always been. These wars cost nearly 3 trillion . . . where's your outrage?

Not in the House. Not in the Senate. Not in the Executive, and especially not in the purchased Judicial.

You say you're 'anti-government'?

DITTOHEAD, PLEASE. You're more 'government' than I am. You got more regressive bastards in your government on your side than I have knowledgeable thinkers by a country mile.

20 progressives. All that you think's wrong with this country, suppressing your delicate ass.

NAME 'EM NOW.

I'll consume my left arm if you can."

Don't be surprised if you hear various night time insects.

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HughBeaumont Aug 2012 OP
freshwest Aug 2012 #1
Octafish Aug 2012 #2
Wounded Bear Aug 2012 #3
HughBeaumont Aug 2012 #4
DCKit Aug 2012 #5
devilgrrl May 2013 #6

Response to HughBeaumont (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 01:29 PM

1. Perfect. Needs to be said everywhere. Thanks.

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Response to HughBeaumont (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 01:47 PM

2. 20.

There should be 537 we can name in office, but, no. I don't believe there are many liberals left.

Some are interested in learning what happened to them:

http://www.ctka.net/fullarticles.html

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Response to HughBeaumont (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 01:50 PM

3. Meh, every Democrat is the "most liberal" guy around...

It's their typical hyperbole. They're running out of adjectives and superlatives.

I'm more inclined to list 20 people they said that about in the past few years.

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Response to HughBeaumont (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 07:08 PM

4. Kick.

Oh, and show them this . . .. just in case there be any doubt.

http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/08/01/625741/house-republicans-tax-vote-080112/?mobile=nc

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Response to HughBeaumont (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 11:56 AM

5. Yeah, but I have it on good authority (OK, insane authority) that there's commies up there...

 

on the hill. Dozen's of 'em.

I also had a tick on me last week, definitely a librul plot to make me want healthcare.

We thought we had three bats in the attic, turns out there are >15. I think they're fleeing Washington.

I'd really like to go on with some even more insane crap, but I just don't have it in me. I'm a piker compared to the wingers.

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