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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-21-06 01:55 PM
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23. Get this and get it right
I'm not a "blame America firster", I'm a blame Republicans -- first, last and always. If there's a problem in this country, it can almost universally be traced to Republican policies of greed and bloodthirstiness, coupled with paranoia and jingoistic nationalist fervor. The goodness of the American people is blunted, turned aside, tamped down, and thwarted by the GOP whenever we turn our backs on our own citizens, or when we invade other countries without cause, or when anyone thinks that freedom and liberty are a zero sum game -- that is, granting you more freedom necessarily limits the amount of freedom that I enjoy.

Republicans appeal to the vain, and the puerile, and all the lesser demons of our nature, encouraging people to band together only to contend with one another while the overrich make money off the spectacle, or from arming both sides. Whenever people come together despite their differences to make common cause for the greater societal good, you can bet there's a Republican somewhere gnashing his teeth and plotting to draw more imaginary lines between citizens to set us at each other's throats again.

Not all Republicans recognize this quality in their political party, for sure. Many are duped by the siren's song of lower taxes, as if their personal taxes really go lower when Republicans are in power, or as if the ordering of society is accomplished by some miraculous process that doesn't cost anything. And for that deception, I . . .

Blame Republicans First!
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  -Are you a "Blame America Firster"? Philosoraptor  Jun-21-06 07:12 AM   #0 
  - We are not blaming America, we are blaming the Bush gang  Robbien   Jun-21-06 07:15 AM   #1 
  - And republicans are steal from America Firsters. n/t  fasttense   Jun-21-06 07:15 AM   #2 
  - I love my kids  Epiphany4z   Jun-21-06 07:17 AM   #3 
  - No I got to blaming my country as a last resort. nt.  endarkenment   Jun-21-06 07:19 AM   #4 
  - NO  BoneDaddy   Jun-21-06 07:25 AM   #5 
  - Only in the sense that 'Bush is America'  Canuckistanian   Jun-21-06 07:40 AM   #6 
  - I'm a "we're responsible for our own actions'er"  sweetheart   Jun-21-06 07:49 AM   #7 
  - If you blame America first,  Vogt   Jun-21-06 08:35 AM   #8 
  - I like you, you're funny.  Philosoraptor   Jun-21-06 08:36 AM   #9 
     - Thank you my friend  Vogt   Jun-21-06 08:42 AM   #11 
  - Yes, hear this from a lot of the Limbaugh-listening co workers. Some day  lectrobyte   Jun-21-06 08:41 AM   #10 
  - Yet they are so proud of Murka being number one in the world  treestar   Jun-21-06 08:45 AM   #12 
  - Nah, I'm a "blame Clinton firster"...  obreaslan   Jun-21-06 08:46 AM   #13 
  - Only when America deserves it.  MercutioATC   Jun-21-06 12:03 PM   #14 
  - How about a blame Anyone But Me FRister? n/t  Humor_In_Cuneiform   Jun-21-06 12:09 PM   #15 
  - No, I'm a blame Bush firster  EOO   Jun-21-06 12:12 PM   #16 
  - Do you love your country as a parent or as a child?  GloriaSmith   Jun-21-06 12:18 PM   #17 
  - I never really thought of it that way.  Ariana Celeste   Jun-21-06 02:01 PM   #26 
  - No, I'm a 'figure out what went wrong and what role  igil   Jun-21-06 01:27 PM   #18 
  - If I Ask A Question, Am I Blaming Anyone?  ProfessorGAC   Jun-21-06 01:42 PM   #19 
  - I'm a blame the  Jed Dilligan   Jun-21-06 01:46 PM   #20 
  - I blame America...  roamer65   Jun-21-06 01:46 PM   #21 
  - No , but I do blame republicans first  proud patriot   Jun-21-06 01:52 PM   #22 
  - Get this and get it right  gratuitous   Jun-21-06 01:55 PM   #23 
  - Those conservatives weren't "our pres right or wrong" six years ago  ComerPerro   Jun-21-06 01:55 PM   #24 
  - I have never understood that idea  adwon   Jun-21-06 01:56 PM   #25 

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