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Thu Apr 26, 2012, 10:32 AM

Republicans have crossed the Rubicon...



In 49 BC, Julius Caesar marched his army across the Rubicon River, in an act of insurrection against the state of Italy. It was a point from which there was no turning back.

Today's Republican Party has crossed a similar Rubicon with their aggression against the interests of the American people. There is no turning back for them either. Mitt Romney cannot take them back across the river. Their "die has been cast".

They have declared war upon teachers and public education. They have declared war upon all unions in this country. They have vowed to do away with Medicare and Social Security. They want to repeal the Affordable Care Act which they call "Obamacare". They have declared war against the US Postal Service. They have declared war against higher education.

Neither Mitt Romney or any other leader can save them from themselves. Their armies of Tea Party patriots and right-wing ideaologues have taken over their Party. There is no turning back. They are left with only two choices: victory or death.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 10:38 AM

1. The problem is that half the country doesn't get it.

Half the people in this country don't understand this. All they understand is that a bunch of "Libruls" spend "their" money on "lazy" people.

It is sad how they have been scammed.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 10:41 AM

2. They depend on these folks remaining in the dark...

If they were the least bit educated, the Republican Party would already be dead. They believe it is the liberals that are gullible.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 11:08 AM

6. They aren't scammed, they are lazy. Right-wing tv and radio has dominated since the 70's

the Right Wing has worked ina conerted effort for over 30 years...it is so much easier to have someone tellyou what to believe than form your own opinion based on personal experience, belief and facts.
hell, most people against "Obama Care" like the provisions that have kicked in when described not as Obama Care, but as what theyare, improvements in a corrupt system...
But how many Conservatives say derisively: "Obama Care", Barak HUSSEIN Obama.....Muslim...

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 10:52 AM

3. Caesar happened to win and became Emperor of Rome...

Let us hope results are much different for Republicans...

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Response to Bandit (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 11:04 AM

5. That is their hope and dream...


There is no turning back. Victory or death.

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Response to Bandit (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 11:12 AM

8. At the risk of invoking Godwin's Law, I think a better (or at least more hopeful)

 

analogue might be Hitler's invasion of the USSR.

"Soon the poor will have nothing left to eat but the rich," as a sign at Occupy Los Angeles so eloquently put it.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 11:01 AM

4. They've declared war against women, against Hispanics, against science,

against the Catholic church, against equal rights for same sex sexual preference; I'm sure the list of things they've done to show how very extreme they've become could be longer still.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 11:10 AM

7. They have declared war on children, those utterly despicable and

 

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 11:15 AM

9. I think they are in panic mode

They see my generation (Millennial) not embracing their ideology at all. So, they try to do as much as they can now, but I think it is futile. When my generation comes into power in the next ten years, we will undo most of their damage. More importantly put in progressive values of smart energy, transportation, etc.

The groundwork is there already, but the will to do it is all that is needed. There is one thing I can clearly state about the Obama administration and that is their forward thinking, or long term approach. The administration is setting up the groundwork for greater things even if they don't accomplish all their goals for four more years.

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