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GOP Failure Watch Part II

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  1. puttputtfc

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    It wouldn't surprise me if Neymar spends time tapping his feet in airport stalls. Then we know he is a Reep.

    Auria, my post was poking fun at your Brazilian fandom and I am not calling you a whiner. Reading my post a few hours later I could see it as an unintended insult.
     


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    Never a whiner, and no offense taken. But you can't poke fun at success- you can only tell yourself that's what you're doing :p
     
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    You should patent the phrase:

    Reality-Based community
     
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    I'm actually surprised as many as 27% support higher taxes on the rich, and only 13 and 15 respectively support big cuts to social security and medicare. the Repub talking heads and politicians better check with their base before they start yapping their flap. seems like the base thinks a little differently than the talking heads.
     
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    You just noticed this?
     
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    What this means, in all seriousness, is that they honestly believe if we cut our contribution to the UN we're in the clear. So I say we call them out on their bluff and withdraw from the UN during our next GOP administration. Or wait for them all to die.
     
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    well generally the base just spouts the talking points that come from the talking heads.
    but I guess when they're asked a direct question about things, and forced to think for themselves, lo and behold, they come up with a different answer!
     
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    You just noticed this? :)

    Nothing different than a person on Medicare claiming they are opposed to government healthcare, or a Tea Partier on government assistance claiming the government needs to cut spending. :)
     
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    yeah, people want to cut spending, as long as it's not their program or job being cut. just like a defense industry worker who wants to cut social welfare programs. just basic self interest.
    along these lines, this is actually a facebook post on a picture about how Obama is fixing unemployment by allowing all these illegals to work here. and this was one of the responses posted:
    "YES, DEANNA, SOME OF THE FAULT LIES WITH THE EMPLOYERS, AND SOME WITH THE GOVERNMENT. WITH THE HIGH COST OF TAXES, INSURANCE REGULATIONS, ELECTRIC ETC. BUSINESSES TRY TO GET AWAY WITH WHAT THEY CAN. UNIONS ARE ALSO AT FAULT, DRIVING UP THE LABOR COSTS, AND DRIVING UP THE UNION DUES AT THE SAME TIME. HOW MANY TENS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS DO UNIONS SPEND ON POLITICAL DONATIONS, MONIES THAT WOULD BE BETTER SERVED GOING TO ITS MEMBERS. THEN THE FEDS HAVE TO TAKE A BLAME ALSO. IF THE BORDERS WERE MORE SECURE, IF THE PENALTIES WERE HIGHER, THE ILLEGALS WOULDN'T BE HERE TO BEGIN WITH. LET'S TRY AND FIX IT ALL SINCE ALL IS TO BLAME."
     
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    What is interesting is that Reeps and Independents are exact opposites on "Tax the rich" and "Do nothing".
     
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    Its not just the UN-- its all that federal funding to "the arts," all that foreign aid to France and New Zealand and North Korea, providing free lawyers to criminals, running prisons that could be more efficiently operated by Haliburton, delivering the mail, funding the national soccer teams...:barefoot:
     
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    I knew I was forgetting something-- and they're in competition with actual job creators, too.:giggle:
     
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    When it comes to the Bush tax-rebates expiring for the 1% "its only 700 Billion, which just wont solve things". When it comes to defunding NPR "20 million here, 20 million there, it all adds up, you know."
     
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    Full repeal of the tax cuts will boost revenues by 1.3-1.5 billion, that is a good amount, but just as the reps like cutting other peoples programs and not their own, you can see that the dems prefer raising taxes on other people.

    I say raise taxes only on people making more than me and cut all government programs that I do not use. :D; If I am going to be a hypocrite, may as well go full out.
     
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    "When 14-year-old boys sound exactly like you do and can produce radio shows and books and speeches that sound exactly like yours, maybe you should rethink the shit that comes out of your mouth."​

     
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    From Krugman's blog.

    It's a bit technical but that is the point -- that contrary to popular belief, many items that are considered to be debatable have been settled by science, but the Republicans reject the science. So the press and mass public, which can't be bothered with the technical details, incorrectly regards the item as being up for discussion.

    It's a big big political problem that one of two major parties frequently rejects observable facts, and yet its views are considered to be legitimate and as worthy of discussion as they views of those who adhere to observable facts.

     
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