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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-10 12:17 AM
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36. Or maybe you should learn some history:
The Democrats split as the Civil War approached, along regional lines: it is therefore misleading to call the Democrats the party of slavery
The first income tax was enacted by the 37th congress in 1861: that congress had Republican majorities in both chambers
The income tax cannot possibly be regarded as "unconstitutional" -- there's a constitutional amendment specifically authorizing it
And, of course, it is brazen nonsense to attribute the major wars of the 20th century to the Democrats, unless one is crazy enough to think the Democrats started WWII
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  -Savage Austerity by Cindy Sheehan proud2BlibKansan  Nov-13-10 01:40 PM   #0 
  - Kick.  Luminous Animal   Nov-13-10 01:54 PM   #1 
  - k&r  Swamp Rat   Nov-13-10 02:03 PM   #2 
  - Quite correct, K & R nt  glitch   Nov-13-10 03:02 PM   #3 
  - Sheehan ought to decide whether she's a laissez-faire libertarian or an anti-capitalist. As far as  struggle4progress   Nov-13-10 05:04 PM   #4 
  - she just likes the attention. n/t  mzteris   Nov-13-10 05:09 PM   #5 
  - Could be. I might incline more to the view she lacks real knowledge, has no analysis, and talks  struggle4progress   Nov-13-10 05:17 PM   #6 
     - that, too.  mzteris   Nov-13-10 05:22 PM   #7 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-13-10 05:38 PM   #10 
           - Thank you  janewin   Nov-13-10 07:06 PM   #19 
           - Dearest Binka  Catherina   Nov-13-10 07:16 PM   #24 
  - No, she is still very much anti-war  proud2BlibKansan   Nov-13-10 05:37 PM   #9 
  - Remember this? "The Democrats are the party of slavery and were the party that started every war  struggle4progress   Nov-13-10 06:06 PM   #11 
  - She's always been anti-capitalist  proud2BlibKansan   Nov-13-10 06:11 PM   #13 
  - I can't figure out what her POV is. Sometimes she's called herself a "progressive," but  struggle4progress   Nov-13-10 06:28 PM   #14 
  - She's anti-war, pro social justice  proud2BlibKansan   Nov-13-10 06:30 PM   #15 
     - And anti-income-tax. And spouts rightwing lies about Dems. And says "DC is the enemy"  struggle4progress   Nov-13-10 06:38 PM   #16 
        - Cindy's had some bad experiences in DC  derby378   Nov-13-10 06:42 PM   #17 
           - "If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog" - Harry S Truman  struggle4progress   Nov-14-10 12:19 AM   #37 
  - I don't think she started out anticapitalist, did she?  Catherina   Nov-13-10 07:18 PM   #25 
     - The way she tells it she was just a mom  proud2BlibKansan   Nov-13-10 08:36 PM   #28 
     - Thank you for explaining, I'm surprised so many people don't understand  Catherina   Nov-13-10 08:47 PM   #30 
     - That's the impression I got. Her journey to get answers opened her eyes to a lot of things  Puregonzo1188   Nov-14-10 10:18 PM   #54 
  - unmmm, you might want to study some history if you think she is  jonnyblitz   Nov-13-10 07:13 PM   #22 
  - Or maybe you should learn some history:  struggle4progress   Nov-14-10 12:17 AM   #36 
  - I won't suggest you study your history because you will not  ooglymoogly   Nov-14-10 04:15 PM   #46 
     - My irritation comes in part from hearing the same tired rightwing lines spouted as if  struggle4progress   Nov-14-10 05:00 PM   #49 
        - I speak on this issue. I grant that Cindy is a work in progress  ooglymoogly   Nov-14-10 09:08 PM   #53 
  - +1. the conversation referring to sheehan as becoming "weirder & weirder, more & more out there"  Hannah Bell   Nov-13-10 06:52 PM   #18 
     - when someone is on to you, it's easier just to slime them  dana_b   Nov-13-10 07:09 PM   #20 
  - Cindy is speaking truth to power. Unchecked capitalism is what is destroying this country & planet  earth mom   Nov-13-10 08:47 PM   #29 
  - No, I thought the bankster bailout sucked eggs. On the other hand,  struggle4progress   Nov-14-10 05:06 PM   #50 
     - If you were in her situation would you just sit down and shut up because people said so?  earth mom   Nov-15-10 12:22 PM   #55 
  - Then again it could be her son was murdered in an illegal  walldude   Nov-14-10 01:40 PM   #44 
     - Yeah, the war was unnecessary and has scarred a lot of folk  struggle4progress   Nov-14-10 05:11 PM   #51 
  - K&R  Jeffersons Ghost   Nov-13-10 05:33 PM   #8 
  - Unrec...nt  SidDithers   Nov-13-10 06:08 PM   #12 
  - You're off the deep end, Sid  Canuckistanian   Nov-13-10 07:11 PM   #21 
  - Given that you were the one that replied to HIM, that's a very passive/aggressive post.  apocalypsehow   Nov-13-10 09:30 PM   #34 
  - It has nothing to do with you  Canuckistanian   Nov-14-10 10:25 AM   #40 
  - Why the hell do you think I'd want to contact you?...  SidDithers   Nov-15-10 12:26 PM   #56 
  - Rec...nt  Gold Metal Flake   Nov-13-10 07:14 PM   #23 
  - The picture in her article says so much  Catherina   Nov-13-10 07:22 PM   #26 
  - K&R for very well stated truth.  Greyhound   Nov-13-10 07:50 PM   #27 
  - You go, Cindy!  Odin2005   Nov-13-10 09:07 PM   #31 
  - "...Capitalizelism creates these crises to be able to 'capitalize' on them."  unkachuck   Nov-13-10 09:11 PM   #32 
  - Cindy wanted Pelosi voted out.  denem   Nov-13-10 09:27 PM   #33 
  - my guess she wanted Pelosi voted out for, amongst other things, taking impeachment off the  ooglymoogly   Nov-14-10 01:33 PM   #43 
  - Her statement isn't even accurate. She picked the most extreme option and ignored the rest.  Sirveri   Nov-13-10 10:40 PM   #35 
  - And where do you come from?  ooglymoogly   Nov-14-10 01:43 PM   #45 
     - Wow, what a great response. Thanks for not taking the time to read a 50 page powerpoint  Sirveri   Nov-14-10 06:10 PM   #52 
  - KandR.  Dystopian   Nov-14-10 12:21 AM   #38 
  - K & R nt  laughingliberal   Nov-14-10 12:23 AM   #39 
  - Cindy, you surprise me....you have it exactly.  ooglymoogly   Nov-14-10 01:30 PM   #41 
  - k&r  Starry Messenger   Nov-14-10 01:33 PM   #42 
  - Too late to rec, but kick for Cindy. nt  ProgressIn2008   Nov-14-10 04:26 PM   #47 
  - She's right.  LWolf   Nov-14-10 04:26 PM   #48 
  - Good article in the Guardian about the damage from austerity policies  suffragette   Nov-15-10 12:55 PM   #57 
 

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