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Indenturedebtor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-16-08 06:45 PM
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Anyone else wonder if the GOP strategy for small government
Is to make the government run so poorly in situations like Katrina that it just can't be trusted to do anything right?

Defund and misdirect things like public schools and the FDA and then point at them and say "See! We need to give your money to Halliburton to run things instead!"
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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-16-08 06:47 PM
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1. I have suspected that for a long time.
Edited on Wed Jul-16-08 06:47 PM by ocelot
They "prove" government doesn't work by fucking it up. After they fuck it up they say, "See, told you so; government doesn't work."

What this really means is that the government should never be entrusted to people who don't believe in government.
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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-16-08 07:17 PM
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8. Should be the Dems slogan -
"We're not for 'big' government ... we're for effective government. Repukes are for lousy government ..."

On the "mommy state" insult ... have you ever seen a mother protecting her young? That should be an image we need to project ... "Yeah, the Mommy state ... protecting the young from the drunken, abusive Daddy state ..."
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loveable liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-16-08 06:48 PM
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2. Right on brother: Divide, Destroy. Steal. Conquer.
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BridgeTheGap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-16-08 06:51 PM
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3. Finally! You've identified something they're really good at:
getting people to trust the government even less.
Actually that theory was floated some years back - destroying the Federal government from within. Spend it into debt so deep we'll never get out of it. All future taxation will just be for paying off the debt.
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ColbertWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-16-08 06:52 PM
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4. Naomi Klein named it: "disaster capitalism"...
...but, I wonder if the poster came first?

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Postman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-16-08 06:53 PM
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5. Wonder? No. We can see it in front of our eyes.
Edited on Wed Jul-16-08 06:54 PM by Postman
It's the Grover Norquist ideology.

Under the guise that "government doesn't work," sucker the fools into electing you into office and then prove it doesn't work by deliberately sabotaging the process......

On top of that, spend the people's money on trumped up wars and pet projects that do nothing but siphon the treasury dry so it can't be spent on social projects that actually help the people at large...

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Indenturedebtor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-16-08 07:01 PM
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7. Yikes every time I come up with some diabolical tinfoil hat brainfart
I come on here and find out that some psychopathic puke has already put it into practice :wow:
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muntrv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-16-08 06:55 PM
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6. Repubs say government doesn't work, then they get elected and prove it.
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stillcool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-16-08 09:27 PM
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9. The Pentagon is the government..
the rest is just show and tell.
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Indenturedebtor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-17-08 10:17 AM
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10. Is that you speaking or somebody famous?
It really does hit it right on the head you know.
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stillcool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-17-08 10:04 PM
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11. just me...
I can not even fathom the scope of the Pentagon, and its Defense Industry that answers to no one.
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