BTW, I'm always amused at the propensity of the right wing to beat their breasts in agony over how much they're abused and even worse, ignored by supposedly liberal institutions. According to them they are the most oppressed group in the country, outside of Christians of course. Their opinions are forever suppressed, belittled and otherwise disrespected. Freud would have marveled at their collective inferiority complex. This as society resounds with the unbelievably loud and often lying and libelous chatter on right wing talk radio and evening cable TV. The latest: Michele Obama should be shot in the vagina, spoken by one of the right's talk radiio heroes. Oh, you poor poor souls...
Why all of the fluff and dramatization? Beat their breasts in agony? Come on! Most conservatives understand that many students who dabble with liberalism while under the influence the undeniably leftist college atmospheres will grow up when faced with real life. The poor souls are the ones that don't.posted @ Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 13:50
[quote][b]Anonymous Dude[/b] -
Now that liberals are running the country
Benghazi, the IRS, the AP, etc. Yep liberals are ruining, I mean running the country.
But specifically who is running it? It ain't obama who apparently is unaware of pretty much everything that is going on.posted @ Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 10:18
liberals' ideas generally make more sense.
I agree. They do make more sense to naive students and academia who have never ventured into the real world. In theory liberalism sounds great and it makes sense that this would resonate in a place where theory reigns supreme.
In practice there's a different story though.posted @ Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 09:01
Please elaborate on what you think is nonsense.posted @ Friday, May 17, 2013 - 20:09
"It is certainly possible that years of reflection and a reinterpretation of his presidency could end up putting Bush in a more positive light, but there's no avoiding the reality that his decision to go to war in Iraq and policies of fiscal recklessness led to huge problems for the country. These are problems the country may still be reeling from as historians give Bush their second look."
This is the same old stuff. The facts are the recession was caused by the sub prime mortgage crisis and the policies that facilitated this this were not Bush's. His fiscal policies lifted us from the recession at the end of Clinton's term and had annual deficits going downward until the mortgage crisis hit.
As for Iraq, a post 9-11 Iraq with Saddam in power would have provided a haven for terrorists that would have made the world a less safe place. Not to mention that the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan made it a safer place on US soil. And yes when, over time, we rely more on logic than emotion this conflict will be seen in a better light.
Its funny that you complain about partisan hackery then provide links to more partisan hackery.posted @ Friday, May 17, 2013 - 09:05
@1hutch: Fair tax is a sham, and is absolutely not fair at all.
No. You're describing the current tax system.posted @ Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 11:39
@RightIswrong: Jobs creators butt?? Well I know you dont mean obama.
No there's nothing criminal there ... yet. But it sure ain't change you can believe in rather it is chicago style thug politics (both Benghazi and the IRS). But that can't be because all you liberals are so nice and inclusive and always play by the rules!... there' s the BS for ya.posted @ Monday, May 13, 2013 - 23:07
I'll tell you why Buddy; there isn't a more vile mouthed, lying, disdainful group that ever crawled out of the sewers of this nation than the Tea Party.
Nope. The arrogant, devoid of logic, down right mean liberal who buries his head in the sand when his guy does something criminal only to pull his head up to say George Bush did it is far more pathetic and dangerous.posted @ Monday, May 13, 2013 - 12:29
Change we can Believie in.posted @ Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 08:03
@Ben Had: I'm no big Christian but most I know have much more intellect and are much more of an adult than you.
How do I know? ... Your post is strong evidence of insecurity, weakness and childishness.posted @ Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 11:27
[quote][b]Logical[/b] - [quote]
is it so hard for you pea brains to wrap your minds around what the thought processes might be?
Only a pea brain would not understand that this video, which was virtually unknown before the admininstration talked about it, was a trumped up excuse to protect obama's campaign and his narrative that he had 'Al Qaeda on the run'.
the Republicans spent months and billions of taxpayer dollars trying to "get" the Clinton's.
Billions? I see you dont let the facts get in the way of a sensational story
George W. Bush
[/quote] I knew you would stick him in there somewhere.posted @ Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 13:20
@ArcadeTom: Wonder how disgusting he is to the families of the 5000 plus members of our armed services killed in his trumped up war in Iraq???
To the majority of those families there is no disgust. They understood the duties of their family member and are proud of their service.posted @ Friday, April 26, 2013 - 09:19
[quote][b]Ben Had[/b] -
Me too. And I'll carry that guilt for the rest of my life. I helped him kill 4488 American soldiers for nothing other than Oil. 30,000+ wounded for Oil. Despictable.
Please explain how it was for oil???posted @ Friday, April 26, 2013 - 08:49
I'm a liberal. I want a guarantee for everything but I'm not responsible for anything.
I'm a liberal. It's not "FAIR" that my neighbor has a bigger house and better car. It doesn't matter that he works harder and smarter than me.
I'm a liberal. I love government because they can give me a guarantee, absolve me of responsibility, and it has the power to institute "FAIRNESS".
I know these things because I'm a liberal and I'm always the smartest one in the room. And I'm far smarter than all of these gun totin' rednecks in Georgia. Places like california and new york are far superior. Nevermind economic opportunity and quality of life.
Oh yeah, and the only reason I live here is because I have to !??!posted @ Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 10:59
[quote][b]Anonymous Dude[/b] - Every damn advance of freedom in America was made by liberals, and fought by Conservatives.
Thanks for putting a smile on my face. I almost fell out of my chair laughing at that delusional statement!!posted @ Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 09:53
Don't you dare call this plan Obama's plan. You know that is not true.
Bull! It is absolutely his plan. He told us we had have this to save us from economic disaster (remember never let a good crisis go to waste?) And single payer is the ultimate objective. But single payer will reduce quality and, as with every single big government program ever, it would cost way more than expected.
There are plenty of free market ideas out there that would reduce the influence of insurance companies but these do not fit the ultimate liberal goal to increase the SIZE and POWER of the federal government and our dependence on it.
But it comical to see people back peddling from obamacare as we learn more and more how disastrous it is going to be.posted @ Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 09:11
@Logical: The problem with healthcare before obamacare was government mandates and regulations so what does the great obama do? ... Adds massive amounts of regulations and mandates.
This disaster of a law has nothing to do with reducing healthcare costs or improving quality (it will miserably fail at accomplishing either). It is all about increasing government control and influence. Unfortunately it will succeed at that. But I dont expect you to understand all of this since you cannot even grasp the concept of a 'right'.posted @ Monday, March 25, 2013 - 08:47
. Ms. David, you will find that many of the commentators on this line are all about "Justice" and "Legal", but very short on "Mercy" (even the ones who claim to be "Christian").
You will also find many whose idea of mercy and kindness is for the government to take from those who have earned and give to those who have not. That way they can feel good about themselves and not get their hands dirty doing the merciful things themselves.posted @ Monday, March 18, 2013 - 10:54
[quote][b]Anonymous Dude[/b] -
I would say that Progressivism was given a freaking landslide in America...not merely affirmation!
You would be wrong. Less people voted for obama than in 08 ( a first for a re-elected president). The fact is it was lack of conservative turnout for Romney that re-elected obama.posted @ Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 09:22
[quote][b]Greg Benson[/b] -
@RightWingExtremist: Liberals tend to be less likely to blindly follow their leaders.
Thanks for a good Monday morning laugh!posted @ Monday, February 18, 2013 - 09:42
I'm sure it would be a Faux News talking point.
Talking about predictable responses.posted @ Sunday, February 17, 2013 - 10:41
At least President Obama has a vision of a country that has been, still is, and can continue to be great! .
Obama's vision is that of a big government, European social democrat style society. That is not great now nor will it ever be great.
Dubya the Dumb, whose vision was one of unending, relentless war, death and destruction [/quote]
Ahh yes. Your standard slanderous rant on Bush even though the topic had nothing to do with him ... il-Logicalposted @ Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 13:45
@tgb: The Daily Banter?? LOL!!
Why don't you explain the numbers and what they relate too?
obama's yearly deficits are 2.5 x more than any other and he has increased the overall debt more than anyone else by far. Facts.
All politicians like spending because it is their source of power. But true conservatives believe in smaller government and many repubs are NOT conservatives but there are exactly 0 in the democrat party.posted @ Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 12:09
@avenger: The Daily Banter?? LOL!!
From the 2012 economic report of the president: Year Deficit 2006 $248.2 Billion, 2007 $160.7, 2008 $ 458.6, 2009 $1,412.7, 2010 $1,293.5, 2011 $1,299.6
The facts are far from the liberal spin of "thedailybanter".posted @ Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 10:54
Economist Mike Kimel notes that the former Democratic Presidents (Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, Lyndon B. Johnson, John F. Kennedy, and Harry S. Truman) all reduced public debt as a share of GDP [/quote]
It's funny that you didn't mention the most relevant democrat president ... the current one.
[quote] Under Ronald Reagan government grew as well although at a slower pace. [/quote]
Reagan had plans to cut spending but the dems led by Tip O'Neill wouldn't have it.
There are plenty of Republicans out there that are sincere about cutting government but libs and the media call them extremists and other, less attractive names.posted @ Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 10:23
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