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Thu Sep 6, 2012, 03:27 PM

HOLY #*&@ Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R-Md) Federal Student Loans Are Like the Holocaust

“Not that it’s not a good idea to give students loans, it certainly is a good idea to give them loans,” Bartlett said. “But if you can ignore the Constitution to do something good today, tomorrow you will be ignoring the Constitution to do something bad. You could. There are more people in our, in America today of German ancestry than any other . The Holocaust that occurred in Germany — how in the heck could that happen? And when you start down the wrong road, it can be a very slippery slope.”




OMG are these people out of their freaking mind?

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Reply HOLY #*&@ Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R-Md) Federal Student Loans Are Like the Holocaust (Original post)
SunsetDreams Sep 2012 OP
TwilightGardener Sep 2012 #1
Blue_Tires Sep 2012 #2
HappyMe Sep 2012 #3
LibertyLover Sep 2012 #4
deutsey Sep 2012 #5
riverbendviewgal Sep 2012 #6
freshwest Sep 2012 #7
dballance Sep 2012 #8
loves_dulcinea Sep 2012 #9
stevenleser Sep 2012 #10

Response to SunsetDreams (Original post)

Thu Sep 6, 2012, 03:29 PM

1. He's just stupid. He's a stupid man.

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Response to SunsetDreams (Original post)

Thu Sep 6, 2012, 03:29 PM

2. It used to be funny, now it's just tragic

just how much "history-pulled-out-of-ass" our elected officials can spew and get believed because no one ever calls them on their bullshit...

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Response to SunsetDreams (Original post)

Thu Sep 6, 2012, 03:29 PM

3. What. The. Fuck.



What kind of new craziness is this?

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Response to HappyMe (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 6, 2012, 03:33 PM

4. One of the new GOP/Teabagger memes

is that some, if not all, social programs are unconstitutional. Therefor they should be done away with. Ol' Roscoe here is just bleating this latest idiocy from those great Constitutional scholars - you know, Newt, Mitt and Ron.

As for Roscoe's question on how did the Holocaust happen in Germany, apparently he is not aware of the role German antisemitism played in providing fertile ground for such evil to take root and flourish.

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Response to SunsetDreams (Original post)

Thu Sep 6, 2012, 03:37 PM

5. That nutcase is still in office?

I had the great misfortune of once having him as my representative.

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Response to SunsetDreams (Original post)

Thu Sep 6, 2012, 03:40 PM

6. Dems must demand an apology from the RNC

what is good for the goose is good for the gander.

As DNC apologized for the Eva braun name calling on Nikki Haley

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Response to SunsetDreams (Original post)

Thu Sep 6, 2012, 03:40 PM

7. Glennbeckistan annexes another district. Nazi tourette syndrome is the first sign. Yet Mitt ordered

Obama to tell the Democratic Party to cease and desist using Third Reich verbal and visual images against the GOP.

First, he needs to get control of his stable of robbers and propagandists. Then we'll talk about making nice.


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Response to SunsetDreams (Original post)

Thu Sep 6, 2012, 05:03 PM

8. Who lets these people out of their padded cells?

Unless I totally misread it and given some rather substantial rulings by many federal courts and SCOTUS congress is granted the right in the Constitution to pass laws. As long as those laws don't violate the Constitution or Bill of rights and are signed into law by the executive they become effective. If you have forgotten civics that means all three branches agreed.

I may have missed it since I am not a constitutional expert but I think we've operated on the mode for many years that if it is not explicitly addressed or even spoken to by the Constitution or Bill of Rights it is fair game for congress. We call that legislating I think.

Otherwise I'm not sure how we would have an interstate system or power for rural US citizens in the South provided by the TVA since neither of those are explicitly called for by the original constitution. Oh, and take out that Hoover dam. They were all approved and funded by that nasty socialist government you so hate. Next time you get on the interstate to go to grandma's house for thanksgiving you might want to remember that. It is coming up soon in only two or three months.

And now let's talk about the defense budget. Congress People would be right to eliminate the DoD under your philosophy. One of the things most people don't realize is the fear our founders had of an organized military. They had been subject to the UK Crown for so long they did not want to have it replaced by a US military. Hence the fact there is only that pesky little second amendment and no declaration for a DoD or military force in the Constitution. They didn't fucking want one.

These idiots are perfectly happy to have added "In God We Trust" to all coinage back in the 50s - meaning of course their Christian God in the face of the Communist Threat. But all hell will break lose if we help people get educated. It isn't even a grant. It is a loan they have to pay back so it's not a freebie.

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Response to SunsetDreams (Original post)

Thu Sep 6, 2012, 05:40 PM

9. seems to me

that the only slippery slope there is the argument itself...

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Response to SunsetDreams (Original post)

Thu Sep 6, 2012, 06:02 PM

10. This is extremely offensive to me as it is I am sure it is to anyone...

with any relations who suffered or died in the Holocaust.

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