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Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:04 AM

Sen. Kaine: “Nullification is a code word.”

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Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) adds his voice to the gun control debate, lends support for President Obama’s executive actions and comments on Senator Rand Paul’s desire to nullify the President’s orders.

Sen. Kaine says, “Nullification is a code word.”

CNN’s Soledad O’Brien asks, “For what?”

Sen. Kaine responds, “It’s a states right argument that gets used in times of great controversy. The President is acting by executive power that is legally conferred on him. And as you pointed out, you went over these executive orders. They’re basic, common sense things.”

When O’Brien asks him to clarify his ‘code word’ statement, Sen. Kaine answers, “We’ll see what it is. But the notion that we’re going to nullify a presidential action when the President is acting pursuant to law, you know, that’s just kind of this anti-government rhetoric that I’m surprised to hear somebody in government using.”


read/watch: http://cnnpressroom.blogs.cnn.com/2013/01/17/sen-kaine-nullification-is-a-code-word/



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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:06 AM

1. Kaine's got it backwards

"States' rights" is code for nullification.

And all of it is code for "HOW DARE YOU INFRINGE ON OUR RIGHTS TO BE RACIST HOMOPHOBES."

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:08 AM

2. The Tea Baggers love to throw out 'nullification' and 'impeachment'.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:18 AM

4. saccharine for their rabid following

. . . and Paul, the Mad Hatter, playing them for the rubes they are.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:09 AM

3. "Nullification" means "make me".

And that is what is going to happen.

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Response to bemildred (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:18 AM

5. No, it means "We're not going to bow down to a black man!"

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Response to randome (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:22 AM

6. They can go down on their knees if they prefer.

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Response to randome (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:44 AM

8. Race is part of it, it's not all of it.

I have seen the same shit with white Democratic Presidents, though no doubt Obama's ancestry helps fuel the fire.

But after Bush the Lesser's performance, it's hard to see how these guys can say these things with a straight face.

They have this sense of "entitlement", like the rules don't apply to them.

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Response to bemildred (Reply #8)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 12:02 PM

11. long as blacks have been in the underclass, the notion of state's rights has been directed at them

. . . and women, and others, to protest and try and negate the federal government's assertion of rights for these individuals; for various stated reasons. It may not always be racism, but it's quite often that; and bigotry.

Of course, there are times when a state is doing the right thing and some government reg intends to undo that good.

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Response to bigtree (Reply #11)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 12:03 PM

12. Quite. nt

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Response to bemildred (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:51 AM

9. Then we dig up Andrew Jackson and have him tell these states what happens when you

make an attempt at nullification.

(Then of course we bury him again because he'd be horrified that a black man was President.)

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Response to Arkana (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:57 AM

10. Better leave him in the ground, the shock would be too great for him anyway.

But yeah, how do thse guys get this confused about how things work? Do they really think they can say "fuck you" to the federal government with no consequences? Do they think this is some TV show and the script says they get to win?

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 12:55 PM

13. Nullification = If we don't like the law, we don't have to abide by it

In other words, far right is a lawless gang, domestic enemies.

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Response to meow2u3 (Reply #13)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 01:01 PM

14. nothing dangerous about me and my assault weapons

. . . and if you try and ban them I'll shoot you.

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