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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-13-10 09:08 PM
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Ed Show: Rand Paul's Stupid Soviet TV/'Poor People Have It Great' Comments
Edited on Tue Jul-13-10 09:27 PM by Hissyspit
 
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MSNBC The Ed Show - 13 July 2010: Ed makes fun of Rand Paul when the candidate dredges up some old crappy Reagan-type illogical false anecdote to point out that being poor in the U.S. is so much better than being poor anywhere else. Or something...

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Th1onein Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-13-10 10:05 PM
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1. Yeah, go back to Cold War mentality, Rand.
That's always worked before, right?

What idiots he takes the American people for.
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CLANG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-13-10 10:14 PM
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2. Ed's always entertaining! Go big Eddie!
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AlbertCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-13-10 10:16 PM
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3. Soviet era....
Edited on Tue Jul-13-10 10:26 PM by AlbertCat
So over 30 years ago poor people in the USA were better off than , say, the poor in India? Bangladesh? South Africa? And we could be proud of that more than 30 years ago?

OK.... but what about TODAY.... you stupid jerk!


And the question remains... not only "How many Soviet people has (had) Dim Paul met?" but "How many poor people has the ass met???"
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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-13-10 11:03 PM
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4. It's astounding that about fifty percent of the voting
public, agrees with this insanity to some extent. :crazy:
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livingonearth Donating Member (451 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-13-10 11:20 PM
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5. This whole "the poor aren't bad off because they have TV" bullshit again?
I've heard this talking point so many times from the right I'm sick of it.
Since when is TV ownership a measure of how well off a person is? Maybe that's why things are getting so bad; the right wing nuts think everything is fine because they see all the TVs that are out there. :banghead:
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CTyankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-10 08:26 AM
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12. I'm pretty old and I heard the TV thing as far back as the 1960s.
What they are saying is that the poor are poor because they spend their money unwisely, with the coralary being that YOU are paying for the TVs because of welfare.

"Blame the victim" is the oldest game in the world...
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JHB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-10 02:50 AM
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6. Fine Rand. Then you won't object to going back to the kind of capitalism...
...that we had for most of the Cold War -- high marginal taxes, good labor protection, strict financial regulations, limits on media ownership, etc. -- instead of the kind we have now, right?
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florida08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-10 04:53 AM
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7. congratulations Randal
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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-10 05:11 AM
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8. It's a sin to be poor; the poor must be punished.
America doesn't punish them enough.
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BetterThanNoSN Donating Member (122 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-10 06:38 AM
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10. i agree...
lets waterboard the lazy bastards until they get off their asses and get a job at wal-mart!
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-10 05:44 AM
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9. Limbaugh always tells his
audience the same thing. "America's poor are rich! They have TVs!"
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FirstTimeVoterAt37 Donating Member (380 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-10 07:37 AM
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11. I like Ed
He can be a goofball but when he's on, he's really on. I thought he did an awesome job with the segment on Reid personally.
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ThoughtCriminal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-10 08:55 AM
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13. And in "1984" everybody had big screen TVs
So they must have been rich and happy.


(from Me and the the Big Guy)
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TwentyFive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-10 09:57 AM
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14. If I was poor or disenfranchised - I'd certainly want Rand Paul looking out for my interests.
Libertarianism is just another word for the way things were, back eons ago, back in the beginning of time. Survival of the fittest. If you get sick or unlucky...you pay with your life.
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Grassy Knoll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-10 08:40 PM
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15. I prefer no nuts.......
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