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Thu Feb 21, 2013, 10:04 PM

Republicans have made a choice.

The President explained it today on the Al Sharpton radio program: "And they would prefer to see these kinds of cuts that could slow down our recovery over closing tax loopholes."

The people, Democrats and Republicans, need to understand which side is standing up for them and which side they are choosing to stand on. Politics is not bean bag. It is about people's lives.

Republicans have made the choice. They choose the tax loopholes for the wealthy over the general welfare of everyone else. And that is the truth. They can shine that turd all they want and it is still the turd they have chosen.

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Reply Republicans have made a choice. (Original post)
kentuck Feb 2013 OP
Sekhmets Daughter Feb 2013 #1
samplegirl Feb 2013 #2
Webster Green Feb 2013 #4
kentuck Feb 2013 #3
Mr.Bill Feb 2013 #6
daybranch Feb 2013 #7
kentuck Feb 2013 #9
OffWithTheirHeads Feb 2013 #10
Kablooie Feb 2013 #5
backscatter712 Feb 2013 #11
daybranch Feb 2013 #8
cbrer Feb 2013 #12
ProSense Feb 2013 #13

Response to kentuck (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 10:05 PM

1. Yep.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 10:21 PM

2. Not long before

pitchforks appear.

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Response to samplegirl (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 11:46 PM

4. It's about time.

Pitchforks & torches.

Surround the castle!

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 10:57 PM

3. The problem is that there are many Repubs that don't know they have made the choice.

They are uninterested and uneducated. All we can do is forewarn them. They are being used against their own interests and for the interests of the wealthy. But, I guess, we all are??

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Response to kentuck (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 12:16 AM

6. True, but they think they can fix everything

by just buying more guns.

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Response to kentuck (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 12:20 AM

7. just tradition until we change it.

69 percent of republicans vote republicans bercause their parents did. Research demonstrates this. I suspect about 69 percent of democrats vote democrat because their parents did. President Obama has been great at taking away talking points that turn on the republican parts of the independent and republican brains. It is up to us to appeal to the progressive values all of us have. In this way, the uneducated and uninformed can decide to listen and think for themselves. The conservative mantra does not hold up wel under scrutiny and if we inch our way into the conscious of others allowing them to open up without blaming them for their unintended sins, we will be more successful.
As for being used against their own interests, it is up to them to define their interests, not us. However we can point out politely the cognitive dissonance between what they desire and the unreasonable expectation their actions will succeed.
Lets kill them with love. They are Americans too. If we listen with respect, then we get respect and then can be heard. It is awfully slow going sometimes but the uninformed and ignorant are not the enemy. The rich, well informed, and greedy and their republican and democratic servants are.
You are aware Daybranch is in Harlan County?

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Response to daybranch (Reply #7)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 12:30 AM

9. I didn't make the connection.

But if you can see those steel towers on the surrounding mountaintops, I helped to put those up quite a few years ago. Is daybranch close to Evart??

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Response to kentuck (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 01:04 AM

10. Have you tried talking to them? My brother and stepson are teabags

As Barny Frank said, you might as well talk to a dining room table! The Kool Aid is thick in Glenbeckistan.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 11:50 PM

5. I wager that there will be a last minute agreement that will prevent the sequester.

Got a week left.
Plenty of time ... well, at least ... time.

It seems the Repubs want every single budget decision to be made in a rush 30 seconds before doomsday.
I guess that's preferable for them to debating and working out details over several weeks.

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Response to Kablooie (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 01:08 AM

11. I think you're right.

It might be an hour before the deadline, or the rethugs will wait until the sequester's kicked in for a few days, but there will most likely be an eleventh hour deal, or at least a "little bit past the deadline" deal.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 12:23 AM

8. like that song

remember the great song from the Harlan County war in Kentucky--What side are you on? Stirs us up. Thanks for reminding me.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 01:25 AM

12. Facts have rarely changed Republican votes

 

Historically speaking.

*However*, there seems to be a trend towards seeking truth in politics. Teabaggers, Occupiers, Educators, Seniors, Hispanics, and many other voting blocs not containing the OWM bloc, are starting to feel the effects of GOP decision makers over the last 40 years.

While I've been unable to find/point to convincing research, let's hope this represents a trend for the future. Succeeding is actually easier, and more profitable. America should be leading the way towards global prosperity, as we once were on track to do.

Peace out.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 09:09 AM

13. Kick! n/t

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