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ingac70 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-03-10 12:10 AM
Response to Reply #11
13. That is exactly their thinking.
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  -Why do tea-baggers harp on the "The USA is a republic, *not* a democracy" line? What point are they lib_wit_it  May-02-10 11:53 PM   #0 
  - Republic is a code word for state's rights, over which the Civil War was fought  sharesunited   May-02-10 11:56 PM   #1 
  - No, I believe you're mistaken.  pnorman   May-03-10 12:08 AM   #9 
     - So, it actually seems like your response supports sharesuniteds, since the Constitution allowed  lib_wit_it   May-03-10 02:25 AM   #36 
        - Beats the hell out of me how you could read that in my response!  pnorman   May-03-10 02:37 AM   #38 
        - wtf?  eShirl   May-03-10 07:15 AM   #45 
        - WTF indeed. Sheesh!  lib_wit_it   May-03-10 10:36 AM   #49 
        - my response is it's a democratic republic  eShirl   May-03-10 07:17 AM   #46 
  - It's a diversion.  gristy   May-03-10 12:03 AM   #2 
  - That's funny, because they're also pissed off that our elected officials are going against voters.  Cant trust em   May-03-10 12:04 AM   #3 
  - China is a republic, too. n/t  ingac70   May-03-10 12:13 AM   #18 
  - I asked what they thought the R stood for in USSR, but the teaper responded with, "What does that  lib_wit_it   May-03-10 03:34 AM   #40 
     - Then you should have told him....  ingac70   May-03-10 10:35 AM   #48 
  - As long as they are the ones with the authority then it's fine.  ejpoeta   May-03-10 04:47 AM   #42 
  - Because democracy means everyone has a voice  proud2BlibKansan   May-03-10 12:06 AM   #4 
  - Yes--some animals are more equal than others nt  pinboy3niner   May-03-10 01:35 AM   #34 
  - Expecting coherent thought from teabaggers is not realistic.nt  bemildred   May-03-10 12:06 AM   #5 
  - Because they are, essentially, anti-democratic...  SDuderstadt   May-03-10 12:06 AM   #6 
  - You'd think they'd be all for that, then. They seem to want their mob to rule the rest of us.  lib_wit_it   May-03-10 02:28 AM   #37 
  - Because they think "Republic=Republican" and "Democracy=Democrat"  ProudToBeBlueInRhody   May-03-10 12:07 AM   #7 
  - I think this is the best response.  Toucano   May-03-10 12:10 AM   #14 
  - Excellent response. nt  SPedigrees   May-03-10 01:05 AM   #31 
  - But I thought Bush was bringing democracy to the Middle East?  metapunditedgy   May-03-10 12:08 AM   #8 
  - They are ignorant.  ingac70   May-03-10 12:09 AM   #10 
  - I don't think they put much thought into it  Cresent City Kid   May-03-10 12:09 AM   #11 
  - That is exactly their thinking.  ingac70   May-03-10 12:10 AM   #13 
  - Not that they get it either  nadinbrzezinski   May-03-10 12:09 AM   #12 
  - I think there are a couple of reasons...  jtuck004   May-03-10 12:12 AM   #15 
  - ...  ingac70   May-03-10 12:16 AM   #19 
  - Yea, that whole "republic" thing doesn't always work out, eh? ;) n.t  jtuck004   May-03-10 12:43 AM   #28 
  - Those are bad definitions.  jobycom   May-03-10 01:01 AM   #29 
     - I know, the contrasts are not as clear as the author of that, or many  jtuck004   May-03-10 01:26 AM   #33 
  - The same reason they do anything: they're obnoxious dumbasses.  jgraz   May-03-10 12:13 AM   #16 
  - "Democracy" = government of the people.  Dr Morbius   May-03-10 12:13 AM   #17 
  - Here's a definition of te difference, and I suspect the Pubs dont know it!  napi21   May-03-10 12:21 AM   #20 
  - They don't actually know what "republic" means.  aquart   May-03-10 12:23 AM   #21 
  - I'm not sure what it means. Ask Rush Limbaugh.  LiberalAndProud   May-03-10 12:25 AM   #22 
  - I would suggest asking them, since I doubt anyone here has any idea. But, they are right.....  TreasonousBastard   May-03-10 12:26 AM   #23 
  - It's a piddling semantics game...  misanthrope   May-03-10 12:30 AM   #24 
  - Our form of government **IS** that of a Republic.  Meldread   May-03-10 12:32 AM   #25 
  - It's a struggle between the rule of special interests and the true will of the people.  political_Dem   May-03-10 12:34 AM   #26 
  - It's the one single fact they learned in Civics class, and they think if they spew it out  petronius   May-03-10 12:35 AM   #27 
  - It is a diversionary tactic used to derail a discussion  The Second Stone   May-03-10 01:03 AM   #30 
  - democracy = mob rule  Juche   May-03-10 01:18 AM   #32 
  - Maybe a little too obvious, but Republican vs Democrat?  johnaries   May-03-10 01:52 AM   #35 
  - +1  baldguy   May-03-10 05:45 AM   #43 
  - Because it sounds good to them.  JDPriestly   May-03-10 02:56 AM   #39 
  - becauuse it's what their dittomasters tell them  Skittles   May-03-10 04:35 AM   #41 
  - It's A Distinction Without A Difference  DemocratSinceBirth   May-03-10 06:24 AM   #44 
  - They're authoritarians pining for their Caesar. n/t  TransitJohn   May-03-10 08:09 AM   #47 

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