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Sun Jan 6, 2013, 09:55 PM

Republicans: Wake Up! (Another great one from Facebook)

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Reply Republicans: Wake Up! (Another great one from Facebook) (Original post)
1monster Jan 2013 OP
truebluegreen Jan 2013 #1
Cal33 Jan 2013 #13
Cha Jan 2013 #19
truebluegreen Jan 2013 #20
crmarshall Jan 2013 #2
1monster Jan 2013 #3
southernyankeebelle Jan 2013 #16
Cha Jan 2013 #21
1monster Jan 2013 #4
sheshe2 Jan 2013 #8
Coyotl Jan 2013 #5
Nanjing to Seoul Jan 2013 #9
Grins Jan 2013 #12
ZombieHorde Jan 2013 #15
JEB Jan 2013 #6
progressoid Jan 2013 #10
The Wizard Jan 2013 #7
EC Jan 2013 #11
truebluegreen Jan 2013 #17
pscot Jan 2013 #14
Cha Jan 2013 #18
freshwest Jan 2013 #22

Response to 1monster (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 10:05 PM

1. True enough, but I doubt they will "get" it.

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Response to truebluegreen (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 01:20 PM

13. The Republican masses definitely don't get it. Their leaders have deliberately kept the Republican

name, so that the masses still think they are "voting Republican." They haven't the faintest
idea that a coup had taken place in the Republican Party beginning some 40 years ago, and
the present right-wing leaders want to keep it that way. Keep them ignorant.

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Response to truebluegreen (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 08:29 PM

19. Some of them.. get it. Like the new Democratic Congressman

from Florida, Patrick Murphy, who used to be a republicon until he realized what his party had turned into. He got into the race because he was disgusted by Allen West.

Murphy has claimed he was so taken aback by some of the things Republican incumbent Representative Allen West was saying in Congress and on television that he felt compelled to run against him. Murphy was supported by Florida's former Republican Governor Charlie Crist and former Democratic President Bill Clinton. The race was one of the most expensive congressional races, and called one of the ugliest, in the 2012 campaign.

After a close vote, the state of Florida certified a Murphy victory over West, days after the election. The West campaign contested that there were errors in the vote counting process and took legal action to request a recount of disputed votes. On November 20, 2012, the West campaign conceded the election to Murphy.

Political positions Murphy became a Democrat in 2011. He says he switched from being a Republican and a Mitt Romney supporter because of his disgust with the Tea Party movement. He has been described as a "pro-choice, pro-LGBT rights but 'not ultra-liberal' Democrat who values fiscal responsibility." He supports the Affordable Care Act and Medicare. He favors income tax increases for the wealthy, but implemented on those earning over $1 million annually instead of $250,000, as advocated by President Barack Obama.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_Murphy

And, there's the Republicans for Obama during the Campaign..

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Response to Cha (Reply #19)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 08:32 PM

20. Excellent!

There is hope...and I agree with Biden that he did us ALL a favor.

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Response to 1monster (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 10:07 PM

2. Way to point out both extremes.

 

Somewhere in the middle lies the majority.

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Response to crmarshall (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 10:15 PM

3. "Extremes?"

Welcome to DU.

Extremes?! Okay, Teddy Roosevelt was for conservationism and did fight against the Robber Barons in anti-Trust isuses and such, and Abraham Lincoln was against slavery, but would not have gone to war to get rid of it had the South not forced his hand. So maybe you could say they were not necessarily in step with their party in their day, but I wouldn't call them extreme left by any means.

And Eisenhower was extreme left? Only by today's standards. In his times, he was a moderate...

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Response to 1monster (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 05:56 PM

16. God Bless Ike the most important think he said to the america people was

 

watch of for the military complex. Money, money, money. He turned out to be right on. Those generals are not around today. We have Patraus who turned out to be a neo con republican and wasn't loyal to the commander-in-chief. He was loyal to the commander-of-fox.

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Response to 1monster (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 08:36 PM

21. I know.. "Extremes"!? The teabaggers are Extreme but that's the Extreme

face of the republicon teabagger party, NOW. Ol mittLies was another Extreme LIAR, and "Severely Conservative" who, oh btw, the party ran as their candidate for president of the USA. As If.

Lincoln, Teddy, and Ike were men of honor.. that used to be the republican party. Now it's just the Cons. Grifter A$$holes.. like the poster who just got his walking papers served.

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Response to crmarshall (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 10:46 PM

4. "Posting Privileges Revoked"

I'm sooo surprised! ( )

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Response to 1monster (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 12:02 AM

8. Jeeeez! They are all over DU tonight!!!

Two MIRT interventions on my threads tonight. One thread was 5 days old! Both were first posters.

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Response to crmarshall (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 11:07 PM

5. Don't you mean the "minority" after the last few elections!

Nice try though. Enjoy your brief stay!

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Response to crmarshall (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 12:28 AM

9. Two whole posts this creep lasted. MIRT works fast!

 

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Response to crmarshall (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 01:08 PM

12. Check your spelling.

Somewhere in the middle lies the (very small) minority.

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Response to crmarshall (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 05:22 PM

15. Somewhat true.

Lincoln is probably the most beloved Republican in American history. He is an extremely good example of a Republican.

However, John Boehner is Speaker, and Sarah Palin was the VP candidate just two elections ago, so I don't think they can be considered extremes in their party.

A current example of a current, extreme elected Republican would probably be Ron Paul.

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Response to 1monster (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 11:35 PM

6. John Birch

devotees, deranged, Corporate warmongering Imperialists who are drunk on booze, religion and greed.

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Response to JEB (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 12:37 AM

10. We used to make fun of the Birchers as a few loonies.

Now their views are part of the mainstream GOP.

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Response to 1monster (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 11:52 PM

7. Anyone seeing reason and good

judgement as extreme might be on the wrong site.

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Response to 1monster (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 12:00 PM

11. Many of them even hate those repubs

Many absolutely hate Lincoln and they hate just about everything that Teddy stood for. As far as Eisenhower, I think he isn't even in their memories.

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Response to EC (Reply #11)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 06:13 PM

17. The Birchers thought he was a closet socialist at the time,

he thought they were stupid. I know whose judgment I'd go with!

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Response to 1monster (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 04:29 PM

14. Damn. That's funny!

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Response to 1monster (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 08:05 PM

18. This Graphic from FB tells it Like it Is.. With Six Faces! There are

so many more faces that could be used to show what their party has become.. a whole gaggle of teabaggers.

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Response to Cha (Reply #18)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 09:17 PM

22. The Face of the GOP!



Net worth of $100 Million but he can't survive...



http://celebnetworth.org/glenn-beck-net-worth-salary

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