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Thu Feb 14, 2013, 01:58 PM

The Republican Party Hates America.

The Republican Party Hates America.

by weatherdude

I was 10 when the September 11th attacks occurred. Some of my first political memories are of George Bush standing in front of Congress and announcing, to rather thunderous applause, "either you're with us, or you're against us." Even to a 5th grader I understood that this was a threat not only to the leaders of the world, but to political opposition to Republicans in Washington.

Either you're with us, or you're against us.

When Georgia Senator Saxby Chambliss ran against incumbent Democrat Max Cleland in 2002, just a year after the 9/11 attacks, he ran this despicable ad implicitly comparing Cleland to Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden:

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The ad exemplified the Republican messaging spree up through the Iraq War: any opposition to the Republican agenda is anti-American and pro-Al Qaeda. Anyone standing in the way of national security is a terrorist.

Fast forward to 2013.

Angry Democrats slammed that move, contending Hagel has cleared every bar on his financial disclosures and that he has nothing to do with Benghazi – and that the appearance of a headless Pentagon would only invite trouble for national security.

Nonetheless, senior Democratic aides said Thursday morning that Hagel’s nomination did not appear to have the 60 votes it needs to overcome Republican objections before a key Friday procedural vote, setting up a scenario in which the Senate might not act on Hagel until Feb. 25 at the earliest.

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The fact remains that the GOP would have willingly left our country without a leader at the Pentagon just to satisfy their orgasmic hatred of the President.

The last 13 years of rabid nationalism is a classic case of, forgive the paraphrase, "the party doth protest too much, methinks."

The Republican Party hates America. It's about time they admitted it.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/02/14/1187156/-The-Republican-Party-Hates-America

Perfect: "orgasmic hatred of the President"

It's causing them to lose their damn minds: questioning the nominee for Treasury Secretary about Benghazi.



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Reply The Republican Party Hates America. (Original post)
ProSense Feb 2013 OP
Dpm12 Feb 2013 #1
ProSense Feb 2013 #2
TwilightGardener Feb 2013 #5
coluccim Feb 2013 #3
TwilightGardener Feb 2013 #4
Puzzledtraveller Feb 2013 #7
ProSense Feb 2013 #9
Puzzledtraveller Feb 2013 #10
coluccim Feb 2013 #15
ProSense Feb 2013 #16
TwilightGardener Feb 2013 #17
Puzzledtraveller Feb 2013 #6
JaneyVee Feb 2013 #8
ProSense Feb 2013 #14
Katashi_itto Feb 2013 #11
City Lights Feb 2013 #12
Katashi_itto Feb 2013 #13
Spirochete Feb 2013 #18
barbaric galt Feb 2013 #19
cyberswede Feb 2013 #20
Bandit Feb 2013 #21
countryjake Feb 2013 #22
ProSense Feb 2013 #23
aint_no_life_nowhere Feb 2013 #24

Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:02 PM

1. Republicans don't hate Amrerica...

...they are just fucking stupid and don't know what they're talking about 99% of the time

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Response to Dpm12 (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:07 PM

2. Disagree

Republicans don't hate Amrerica...

...they are just fucking stupid and don't know what they're talking about 99% of the time

They hate American workers and the poor (see Mitt's 47 percent comment).

Still, they can hate and be stupid, the two are not mutually exclusive.

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Response to Dpm12 (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:20 PM

5. No, they really do hate America, vast populations of it. Including troops and veterans.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:13 PM

3. I personally think he is a horrible choice.

Sometimes the ends do justify the means

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Response to coluccim (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:18 PM

4. LOL. He's an excellent choice. And if the Repub Senate doesn't agree, they can

vote against confirming him on an up or down vote.

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Response to coluccim (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:25 PM

7. I am going to have to agree.

As for Republicans hating America there are better illustration to be sure.

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Response to Puzzledtraveller (Reply #7)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:32 PM

9. Interesting

"As for Republicans hating America there are better illustration to be sure."

I can only guess why the new DUer is focusing on the Hagel, but given that the OP is about the Republicans blocking the Defense Secretary nominee, their obsession with Benghazi, their history of smearing veterans and others in the name of patriotism and their intense hatred for the President, agreeing that Hagel is "a horrible choice" completely misses the point of the OP.

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Response to ProSense (Reply #9)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:34 PM

10. I'm sorry I admit I responded hastily

I understand the point now.

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Response to ProSense (Reply #9)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:38 PM

15. The enemy of my enemy is my friend still does not work.

He is a babbling fool.

He had to be corrected numerous times on the presidents position on foreign affairs.

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Response to coluccim (Reply #15)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:40 PM

16. Neither does your fixation on Hagel. n/t

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Response to coluccim (Reply #15)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:49 PM

17. No, sweetie, that's RW talking points. He did not have to be corrected, except once

when he unknowingly misspoke. He knows foreign policy like few others.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:24 PM

6. I won't agree or disagree

But I also am not a lock stepper either

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:27 PM

8. They're now claiming that Dems blocked Bolton, left unsaid is that Hagel voted FOR Bolton.

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #8)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:38 PM

14. Bolton lied to the Senate during his confirmation.

They have hearings for a reason. Republicans are blocking Hagel based on their own made up bullshit. Hagel has nothing to do with Benghazi.


This is just insane. If there's one thing practically everyone agrees about, it's that presidents should basically get to pick their own cabinets. You organize an earnest party-line effort to derail someone only if there's some pretty serious evidence of malfeasance or incompetence. Hagel probably won't go down in history as a great Secretary of Defense, but he easily passes that bar. He's a standard issue DC pol with no skeletons in his closet, no bizarre views, and no scandals in his background. You wouldn't normally even object to someone like that, and you certainly wouldn't filibuster him, which is entirely without precedent going back at least 40 years.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022374096

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:34 PM

11. No they don't. They just hate 70% of the people that live in it.

...maybe 80%

hmm...no...more like 90%?

Maybe they hate 99% and they have severe issues with liking themselves too.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:35 PM

12. I think they love their perverted image of America, however, they definitely

hate Americans. If you don't fit into their teeny, tiny mold of what an American is, they hate you.

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Response to City Lights (Reply #12)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:38 PM

13. Well portrayed!

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 03:26 PM

18. No they don't

only about 99% of it.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 03:33 PM

19. Really??

so ALL people in the Republican Party hate America? Might be a bit broad, don't you think?

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Response to barbaric galt (Reply #19)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:02 PM

20. Are you an Ayn Rand fan?

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Response to barbaric galt (Reply #19)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:56 PM

21. When Republicans say there is no way they will compromise with Democrats

That means they do not accept Democracy. They wish it to be exactly the way they say and nothing else will do. That my friend is a dictatorship in the mold of Fascism... It is about as far away from what america stands for as one could imagine... Government is about compromise and getting important things done.. Republicans are about the exact opposite....

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Response to barbaric galt (Reply #19)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 05:02 PM

22. Welcome to DU! Interesting choice of monikers...

whatever does it mean?

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Response to barbaric galt (Reply #19)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 07:57 PM

23. It's really

"Really?? so ALL people in the Republican Party hate America?"

...hard to say. I mean, they voted for the assholes who apparently hate America.

Then there are the trolls who repeatedly show up here defending Republican/RW assholes. How pathetic does one have to be to make that an obsession?

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 08:10 PM

24. They should give an annual Hate Of The Union speech

They hate our federal government.

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