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bigdarryl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 09:38 AM
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Nice article on Ed Shultz as a former rethug
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brentspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 09:40 AM
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1. Wrong forum n/t
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still_one Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 09:54 AM
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2. So he is a formal rethug, he admits it, he even admits why he changed. It was the influence of his
wife. The link tries to imply that once a republican always a republican, which explains his pro Libya stance, however, they fail to point out there are plenty of Democrats who also supported that policy, along with those who voted for the IWR, the patriot act

I do not agree with the premise that people cannot change there mind.

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PVnRT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 11:35 AM
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12. Exactly, he's never made a secret of it
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vaberella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 09:55 AM
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3. This is not news. Ed talks a big game when he likes or doesn't like a measure.
War---he likes. Most liberals don't. Actually it's interesting---because he's against Iraq and Afghanistan wars too. Either way...this is irrelevant. We knew his past--moving on.
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Bake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 01:20 PM
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4. I was once deluded by the Republicans also - many many years ago
I was in business school. Wanted to be an investment banker.

And then I opened my eyes and returned to my liberal roots.

Bake
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Very_Boring_Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 06:36 PM
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5. I've never liked Ed Shultz
Not because he is a former republican, he's always just seemed like such a loudmouth gasbag to me
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backscatter712 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 07:10 PM
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6. I used to be a libertarian/conservative, so I think I can give Ed Schultz the benefit of the doubt.
People do change their minds, and people do occasionally pull their heads out of their asses.

Of course, I'm forever reminded of this Bill Hicks routine, which I think applies just as well to Dubya as it did to Reagan.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7INABbOnLI

"Yeah, Bush is whoopin' ass in Iraq (oof), he's great to have a beer with (oof), dammit, he's a great American! (oof) Hold on a minute, something's slapping my ass... OH MY GOD, HE'S FUCKING US!!!"
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angee_is_mad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 07:54 PM
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7. Thank you
and I can't stand his azz
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OhioBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 11:23 PM
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8. My opinion of Ed is that he is in it for the money
no ideological purity. I think he is an opportunist. I listen to him occasionally but more than often turn him off. He is a loud mouth and acts like a know it all.

I guess it's a good thing to have another voice on the air to promote liberal viewpoints... I just don't like him nor trust him.
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Dokkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 12:02 AM
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9. I knew there was a reason why
I never trsuted him. It seems like he is still trying to imitate Rush
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Azathoth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 02:06 AM
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10. Schultz's style is still that of right-wing scream-radio
Edited on Fri Apr-15-11 02:12 AM by Azathoth
It's hard to listen to his 20-minute browbeatings and harangues even when you agree with what he's saying.
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Tom Rinaldo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 10:15 AM
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11. Ed Shultz is A OK with me
I'm glad he's a former Republican, God bless him. May there be MANY more former Republicans. Ed is a populist, probably always has been, but now he is a leftist populist. That isn't as far an ideological journey as it seems at first glance. Populists already know that the game is rigged against them. The key lies in understanding who is doing the rigging, and Ed's got that down cold now.
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