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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 11:24 AM
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Time to quit p*ssy-footing around & call Republican Party what they really are-ANTI-AMERICAN.
Edited on Sun Sep-04-11 11:24 AM by kpete
Here's what UnAmerican really is!
By Thom Hartmann

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It's time to start calling people out - because there's no more room in this critical debate over America's future for individuals who are fundamentally anti-American. That includes the politicians - the so-called newsmen - the phony economists - and the greedy CEOs who have no problem destroying this nation just for a few bucks. They spew poll-tested terms like "job creators" to push for even more tax breaks for transnational corporations that already pay nothing in taxes. While forgetting that this nation was founded as a result of an anti-corporate revolt against the world's largest transnational corporation at the time - the British East India Tea Company. They call up hucksters like Thomas Friedman to tout so-called Free Trade policies that sell off our factories and manufacturing jobs to the lowest bidders around the world. While forgetting that our nation's first Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton laid out an 11-point plan literally called "The American Way" that promoted protectionsism and promoted American industires - and NOT so-called Free Trade. They give millionaires and billionaires the power to run amok in our politics - claiming that corporations are people - and as people have a right to free speech - and to dump as much money in our elections as they damn well please. While forgetting that none of the founding fathers considered corporations important enough to not even mention them in our nation's Constitution.

.........


They rally around a war criminal like Dick Cheney whose incompetence is only outweighed by his brutality. Here's a man who was head of the anti-terrorism task force in the White House in 2001 - who was warned by former Vice President Al Gore to keep an eye out for Al-Qaeda - and who neglected to hold one meeting on the threat of terrorism - but instead spent his time figuring out how to divvy up and sell off the oil fields of Iraq. We got hit on 9/11 because Dick Cheney dropped the ball - he didn't keep us safe - he's guilty of gross negligence. And to cover up his grotesque mistake - Cheney resorted to war crimes - to torture - and illegal invasions. There's nothing more anti-American than torture. Historian David Fischer explained the sentiment of our founding fathers toward torture during the Revolutionary War by writing, "American leaders believed it was not enough to win the war. They also had to win in a way that was consistent with the values of their society and the principles of their cause." That's why when General George Washington captured 1,000 Hessians in the battle of Trenton during our war of independence - he carefully sent instructions to his soldiers on how to treat the prisoners - writing, "Treat them with humanity, and let them have no reason to Complain of our Copying the brutal example of the British Army in their treatment of our unfortunate brethren.... Provide everything necessary for them on the road."

.................


The summary point is - this is what the billionaires who've seized control of Dwight Eisenhower's once-proud Republican Party are offering us today - this is their vision of America. More wars, more billionaires, and a devastated middle class. For thirty years - they've campaigned and spoken openly about their dislike for our government - that extraordinary gift that was created by the Founding Fathers is, as Reagan said, the "problem and not the solution" to our problems. I beg to differ. I love America and believe in America, and am encouraged by the knowledge that most Americans agree with that sentiment. It's time to quit p*ssy-footing around and call the hustlers running the Republican Party - and their mouthpieces on the right - what they are. They're anti-American.

more:
http://www.opednews.com/articles/Hartmann-Here-s-what-U...
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 11:28 AM
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1. I've been thinking about this topic all week.
You can't claim to love America and try to take it apart at the same time. And that has been the Republican M.O. since that old felon was in office. Republicans actually hate this country, that's the only explanation for their decades of destructive behavior.
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 11:30 AM
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2. I could not agree more...
Thomas Hartmann has got it right.

Recommended.

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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 11:33 AM
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3. I've been doing that:
Edited on Sun Sep-04-11 11:33 AM by TwilightGardener
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

I hope everyone joins in. Kudos to Mr. Hartmann, I'm a nobody and it doesn't take courage for me to say it.
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 11:35 AM
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4. I've been calling the Pukes Un-American traitors for a while now
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 11:36 AM
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5. You can't call yourself an American if you're willing to let people
become homeless, go hungry and die just to advance your political agenda.
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deacon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 11:43 AM
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6. They are. k/r. They hate hard working people. n/t
Edited on Sun Sep-04-11 11:44 AM by deacon
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jberryhill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 11:51 AM
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7. Who was stopping you before? And this will have the effect of...?
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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 12:05 PM
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8. If others who have more media pull start suggesting this, or at least
imply that Democrats are saying this, we might get somewhere. It might take hold.
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phantom power Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 12:06 PM
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9. This is completely tangential, but "pussy-footing" refers to cats -- no asterisk required :-)
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Warren Stupidity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 12:21 PM
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13. no shit.
sort of a show stopper for me. Plus the irony, it hurts!
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Brickbat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 12:25 PM
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14. Hee, I opened this thread to post exactly that.
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Quantess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 01:09 PM
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31. The asterisk makes p*ssy footing sound dirty!
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greytdemocrat Donating Member (614 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 12:08 PM
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10. Yep
Speak Truth to Power!!!
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bluestate10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 12:10 PM
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11. I am one DUER.
That has consistently called that party both anti-american and wholly anti-Constitution. I have no qualms about having done so.
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Warren Stupidity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 12:21 PM
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12. It is ironic that the headline pussyfoots around the word pussyfoot.
How can I take the article seriously when it insists on spelling pussy-foot as p*ssy-foot, as if the term referred to a vagina with some sort of foot like qualities, rather than the structure at the end of a cat's leg?
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 01:16 PM
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17. That's exactly the point I was going to make! n/t
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 09:45 AM
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23. Yeah, the OP was being a real pussy about it
Toying around with the word "pussy" like it was a ball of yarn.
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BeFree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 11:45 AM
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27. My Gawd, I can't believe this shit
Out of 300 words and a great message, yall focus on a friggin asterisk? WTF?!?!?!

You had a great chance to knife the repuglycans and you end up dissing an OPer?

Mods should delete the fuck out of yall.
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Quantess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 01:15 PM
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32. Look at this way: we are kicking the thread.
I happen to think the asterisk makes it seem dirty. Like, "Hey, neighbor! I just planted a p*ssy willow in my yard. Come over and look at it."
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Quantess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 08:16 PM
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38. ...
"come over and help me trim my p*ssy willow"
:rofl:
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-06-11 04:11 PM
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44. How exactly would I "knife" the Republicans in a DU thread? Do you think our scorn matters?
I was only making a little pun. Try not to be so thin skinned, amigo.
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Prana69 Donating Member (204 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 10:02 PM
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42. Seriously? Did you consider that the OP might have used the * so the thread would ...
...not be hidden / rejected as a search result for people who use spam / p*rn filters that would reject the word "pussy" because of it's se*ual connotation? Do you understand how heavy handed those filters are?

A great post by the way. Worth taking seriously.

P69
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GoCubsGo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 12:33 PM
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15. Thom is too nice.
"Treasonous bastards" is far more appropriate for those treasonous bastards.
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pansypoo53219 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 01:14 PM
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16. sedition.
SAY IT!
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 12:06 AM
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18. True -- but isn't dismantling Social Security and Medicare also "anti-American" ... ???
Obama has already done great damage to Social Security in interrupting the full

funding of the program -- in NOT increasing the income cap on Social Security --

and in STOPPING COLA payments -- !!


Sadly, Obama and Dems are also taking these wars into the second decade!

And still approving extension of tax cuts for rich -- !!



Think you'd better rethink this one -- !!



:nuke:
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 07:19 PM
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on point Donating Member (613 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 07:09 AM
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19. plus anti-science, anti-economics, anti-reality in general!!
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The Wizard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 07:11 AM
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20. ANTI-AMERICAN scumbags
would be more accurate.
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highplainsdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 08:07 AM
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21. K&R
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gordianot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 08:26 AM
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22. Republicans want a very different America from what we were taught in school
Not that High School Civics was accurate but it was idealistic inclusive and naive. When you studied OHenry the "robber barons" were terrible and reading the "Jungle" created disgust. Well kids guess what? Take every villain, every disgusting movie antagonist, the greediest mercenary criminal, demagogue, con men and women, racist and outright hypocrite, roll them up into one neat package they have a refuge in the Republican Party Grand Old Party. The "Dark Angels" prevail in the Republican party today. It was not always so but they won out. A similar infection exists in the Democratic Party but it has not become as prevalent. Dominance from force and greed is the Republican way.
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raouldukelives Donating Member (945 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 10:40 AM
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24. K&R
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Tennessee Gal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 10:54 AM
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25. Un-American is precisely right. Thanks for the article.
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 11:02 AM
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26. I wrote my Republican Congressman, Kevin McCarthy,
and said just that a few months ago. I said he and his party were unAmerican and listed the reasons for, and the legislation they have proposed, as being anti-American. He never wrote back. I sent a copy of my letter to Senator Barbara Boxer in case he thought he could ignore it. Of course, me alone saying that is meaningless. We all have to write our Republican elected officials and tell them they are being anti-American and spell out why. Then they might realize it.
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WHEN CRABS ROAR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 04:03 PM
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33. Don't forget to phone and phone often. It works better than email.
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bonniebgood Donating Member (12 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 12:14 PM
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28. Todays Repug Party is
Anti-Constitution period. The United States Constitution is a "job killing regulation"
they can do without.
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gtar100 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 12:38 PM
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29. k&r
Our mission is pull the tea-bagger's heads out of their collective asses.
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Auntie Bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 12:57 PM
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30. Finally someone with some good sense and tells it like it is...the TRUTH.
The republicans are ALL Anti-American!

What's American about hating our government?

What's American about wanting and working for our economy to fail so they can take control of it's finances and give them to the rich?

What's American about denying help to our poor, elderly, disabled, middle class and schools?

What's American about wanting to succeed from the union. How many other states will follow and we have another civil war? That's really American!

I frankly can't see how many sicko's in this country can vote for the ReThugs.
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Broderick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 04:05 PM
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34. start massive recall elections
We have seen and proven what success they can be!
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penndragon69 Donating Member (409 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 04:26 PM
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35. Anti American party, no.
The party of SATAN....most definitely!
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Raine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 07:45 PM
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37. That's exactly what they are, unfortunately
they got to the label first and branded us with it. It may be too late to make it stick on them unless from the top down we all use it on them.
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Supersedeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 08:43 PM
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39. Profits trump Patirotism -- until it is time for a little sloganeering for War Drums
Support the Troops is just short hand for protect our oil interest, cheap oil maintains their way of life.
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Beartracks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 09:49 PM
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40. K. Too late to R . n/t
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Zorra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 09:57 PM
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41. Thom is often a bit too kind like that. Republicans in 2011 are
totally anti-life.
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Overseas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-06-11 12:36 PM
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43. I agree. That's one major reason compromising with the GOP is so disorienting.
After millions voted for the Democratic agenda, why would our party compromise with the Party of Torture and Corporate Supremacy?

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mother earth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-06-11 05:58 PM
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45. The GOP has long been bought & paid for.
True conservatives are all dead, what's left are the greedy pigs they've become.
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-06-11 06:29 PM
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46. K&R...
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