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The coming liberal thugocracy

By maxwell edison ·
If nothing in the piece is incorrect.....

http://washingtontimes.com/news/2008/oct/13/the-coming-thugocracy/print/

.....how can the conclusion be incorrect?

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It's worse than liberalism, it's socialism

by Locrian_Lyric In reply to I'm not saying it's a goo ...

no matter who proposes it.

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That's my point.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to It's worse than liberalis ...

The opinion piece Max originally linked to implies this sort of activity is confined to Obama and his Kool-Aid slurpers. It happens on both sides of the aisle, just with different names and recipients.

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majority of Citizens?

by dixiedi In reply to Majority of citizens oppo ...

How do you know it was the majority that opposed the bail out? Was a puplic vote taken that I was not aware of? Did we go to the polls on a day I was not aware of?

Polls taken over the phone or onlline all have a plus or minus attached to the results. Web polls very likely have a huge +/- but there is no way to know for sure what it is becuase the internet is annonymous!

I didn't like the bail out but agreed something had to be done quicly if for no other reason than to stop the fear. Fear generates ignorant actions, the drops in the market day after day proves that. Even stocks that will certainly recover were being sold. How stupid is that? And those are likely the folks who opposed the bail out.

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As I see it

by zlitocook In reply to Socialist?

And I have been around awhile we keep switching around and it seems to be our fault!
We elect these puppets to office and they follow the money and their people.
We need a change but not the two people that are running.
But because of the things I have purchased and looked at in the last year I am probably on that list now! So I don?t care who or what agency is watching me now.

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"It's not that I want to punish your success"

by jdclyde In reply to This is the scariest thin ...

One of the Many reasons I would never vote for this person.

How about Biden saying it is patriotic to pay taxes?

Obama is looking to buy the welfare votes by playing robin hood, of leaching off people who work and paying off the people who don't. Very generous, with OPM.

Remember the "bi-partisan" economic stimulus? They gave everyone back some of THEIR OWN MONEY as a way to stimulate an economy, showing that cutting taxes is a good thing for any economy.

If people have THEIR money, they can buy things. If they can buy things, other people are selling things. THAT is what keeps people working, not welfare programs and handouts.


A fine is a tax for doing bad
A tax is a fine for doing good

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The thing that gets me.

by TonytheTiger In reply to This is the scariest thin ...

and I don't really know how to describe it ...

"I just want to make sure that everybody who is behind you, that they've got a chance for success too"

First, the use of the label "behind". That portrays a negative state... that being "behind" is somehow inferior and should be a cause of unhappiness (since everybody is "behind" the one who is most ahead, does that mean that there is only one person in the whole country who is happy?)

Second is the implication that the only way to be successful is to not be behind.

Insidious beliefs, those...

Buy more ammo!

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A few thoughts to ponder....

by JamesRL In reply to The coming liberal thugoc ...

"What we need in the United States is not division; what we need in the United States is not hatred; what we need in the United States is not violence or lawlessness; but love and wisdom, and compassion toward one another, and a feeling of justice toward those who still suffer within our country, whether they be white or they be black."

RFK after MLK's assasination.

" When you teach a man to hate and fear his brother, when you teach that he is a lesser man because of his color or his beliefs or the policies he pursues, when you teach that those who differ from you threaten your freedom or your job or your family, then you also learn to confront others not as fellow citizens but as enemies, to be met not with cooperation but with conquest; to be subjugated and mastered.

We learn, at the last, to look at our brothers as aliens, men with whom we share a city, but not a community; men bound to us in common dwelling, but not in common effort. We learn to share only a common fear, only a common desire to retreat from each other, only a common impulse to meet disagreement with force. For all this, there are no final answers. "

RFK

I'm not bringing these up to talk about race. It would seem though, that politics in the US, and to an extent in Canada, is now becoming polarized to the extent of having the same levels of passion, and the same lack of civil discourse as race used to engender.

And from this outsider's perespective NEITHER party has been clean on this issue. Both claimed to want to do politics differently and reach out across the aisle for bipartisan initiatives, yet both sides have crossed the line into hate and loathing.


James

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I disagree

by jdclyde In reply to A few thoughts to ponder. ...

Obama has not gone against the Democrat party line.

I can't think of a single Democrat he has confronted in his goals to end corruption, can you?

A side note, regardless of if Obama wins or loses, I think race relations will be much worse. Either outcome is going to be blamed on racism. There is the racism (very clear) that many people are voting for him because he is black, and nothing else.

We have had to tolerate the retarded of the nation rant on how Republicans "stole" the last two elections, and it will be the third time in a row.

I see a riot when Obama loses.

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What I am trying to point out...

by JamesRL In reply to I disagree

...is that both campaigns, committed initially to doing politics better, staying away from the politics of hate and division have failed to live up to that promise, and what we are seeing now is a politics of hate - from one side to the other.

James

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It is like gladiators.....

by jdclyde In reply to What I am trying to point ...

The people demand blood.......

The people GET blood......

So much for a new tone, huh?

I am more surprised with McCain about it though. I expected nothing else from Obama and his supporters.

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