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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-22-12 05:07 PM
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Beautiful, powerful tirade against Tea Party by Irish president 2010
 
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5OWRRJh-PI
 
Posted on YouTube: March 03, 2012
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Posted on DU: August 22, 2012
By DU Member: madfloridian
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Published on Mar 3, 2012 by PBO2012

From May 2010, an exchange between Michael D Higgins (who was elected President of Ireland last year) and Tea Party-loving radio guy Michael Graham on Irish radio.

Full exchange here: http://media.newstalk.ie/extra/1602/popup

I got tears in my eyes listening to this. We never hear politicians being this honest and clear and powerful anymore. They parse their words so carefully now it drives me nuts.

This is so worth watching.
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Betty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-22-12 07:35 PM
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1. I love that he tore graham a new one
graham is such a fucking tool.
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-23-12 01:51 AM
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2. By God!
Anyone that doesn't believe that Tea Party Republicans are just ignorant greedy inbreds are simply misinformed.
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sabrina 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-24-12 12:03 AM
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3. I remember that, it was incredible. Why don't Democrats
deal with these lunatics like that?
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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-24-12 11:50 AM
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4. They have had the "bipartisan" crap drummed into them by centrists.
That's why.
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sabrina 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-24-12 08:56 PM
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5. Yes, we must be nice to the extemists otherwise they might
say nasty things about us.
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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-25-12 11:50 AM
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6. Exactly right.
And as Simon Rosenberg of the DLC famously said they wanted to get money from sources that meant they did not have to worry about the wishes of "traditional constituents." In other words they wanted to shut out the left.

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sabrina 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-26-12 07:12 PM
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7. I remember that too. I wonder how long it will take
the progressive wing of the Dem Party to realize they are not welcome in the party anymore. Only at election time when their votes are needed.
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