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Paradoxical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 04:11 PM
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This is why the Republicans are idiots...
They are rambling on about how this government shut-down is the Democrat's "crisis".

And even if that was the case, and in some ways it may be, the Republicans apparently don't see the writing on the wall.

When the government shuts down, it will only make it exceptionally clear just how much the government helps it's citizens.

They want to complain about how government is wasting our money and how they wish we had smaller government. Well, tonight they will get that wish.

They will see what happens when we have smaller government.

And it's not going to gain them any votes.
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YellowRubberDuckie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 04:13 PM
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1. Polls are blaming both sides equally...
If the government shuts down, what do they care? They still get paid. It's just the normal person and the troops that get screwed, and who cares about that!?
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ChairmanAgnostic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 04:14 PM
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2. So true.
I explained to a client why he was fucked, when the government shuts down tonight. (There are several state programs that rely on federal funding) He just lost his job, is in the midst of the horrific divorce, (two times his ex managed to have swat teams descend on his apt for no reason at all) and hasn't seen his kids in months.

Almost, but not quite, turned him into a democrat. Give me time, though.
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GKirk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 04:18 PM
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3. Sounds like a state issue
state government isn't going to be affected by this is it?

(the part about his divorce)
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ChairmanAgnostic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 04:34 PM
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7. some state programs are funded by block grants from
the federales. When the federal govt shuts down, watch how long it takes before the state closes off those spigots.

There's already problems with late pay from the feds.
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Fire1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 04:19 PM
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4. Now tell me why Dems are idiots. n/t
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ChoppinBroccoli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 04:22 PM
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5. Whenever A Rightie Starts Moaning About The Shutdown, Just Remind Him/Her...............
...............that this is exactly what he/she WANTS. This is "small government" to the Nth degree. This shutdown is a Republican PARADISE. No Government!!! We're FREE!!! Free at last, free at last!!! And yet you're not happy. Hmmmmm. Very telling.
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TheKentuckian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 04:25 PM
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6. They don't give a shit about votes. They've done far worse and get a single cycle slap on the wrist
and come back stronger each time to their agenda already advanced for them.

They aren't even playing the same game as our fearless leaders and elections are of little import to them.
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damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 04:39 PM
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8. Actually, it explains HOW they are idiots, not why.
A partial answer to that is that they are handsomely bribed to be idiots.
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