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June 19, 2013

Can anyone explain for me the difference between a high school bully who cuts a kid's hair maliciously and an adult bully who misuses the power of the IRS to harass and intimidate the political......

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VinceKnauff

Jun-19-13 5:44 AM

It's OK when a Democrat does such things. Just ask the media.

That was an easy question.

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wwhickok

Jun-19-13 5:57 AM

Vince, you could say the same thing about Republicans. Let's not pretend there is a such thing as a completely honest politician. They all have personal agendas. I can't tell you how sick I get of hearing the argument "because you're a democrat" or "because your republican".

I view issues as individual issues. There are some things I agree with on the Republican side of the table and some that I agree with on the Democratic side of the table. But at the end of the day, I'm not a "democrat" or "republican" I'm an American Citizen.

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MrShaman

Jun-19-13 6:05 AM

"Remember, nobody died when Nixon lied." - Ken Robertson

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I guess you're too-young to remember Nixon's "secret-plan" to end the War in 'Nam...during his '68 Campaign.

This would have been analogous to the (supposed) "adults", who took-over (in 2001) for Bill Clinton...who'd proceeded to "drive" our economy "into-a-ditch".

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MrShaman

Jun-19-13 6:07 AM

"It's OK when a Democrat does such things. Just ask the media.

That was an easy question." - VinceKnauff

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...With an (expected) equally simple-minded response.

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ToTEXASfromPA

Jun-19-13 6:08 AM

"But at the end of the day, I'm not a "democrat" or "republican" I'm an American Citizen."

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That is not the response that you will get from MSNBC, ABC,FOX, CBS, NBC, Huffington Post, Breitbart, etc.

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CarlHiller

Jun-19-13 6:16 AM

Democrat or Republican politicians both lie. America's current political state is a scripted, dog and pony show between liberal Dems and conservative Repubs, it is a false pseudo war created by the powers that be to keep the American people divided and distracted and yes, conquered, so they can continue to work the elites globalist agenda.

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ToTEXASfromPA

Jun-19-13 6:24 AM

"Also, is there a difference between 18 minutes of taped White House conversations being missing and 25,000 missing White House e-mails pertinent to Benghazi?"

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There are also similarities. They are both done to cover less than pristine actions. You can't say one crime is more malicious than another in order to justify one; they are both a crimes.

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Tgrammiex4

Jun-19-13 6:51 AM

Personally, I don't understand why any political parties are tax exempt or qualify for reduced rates.They provide no charity or services for people in need. The real crime is what the Gov't. is doing to the middle class which is fast becoming the working poor. When you add up all the taxes at all levels it's amazing we can still survive. Just where are all those jobs Obama promised for the last 5 years?

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VinceKnauff

Jun-19-13 7:15 AM

Hickok - I was pointing to the way such things are reported as to why they are viewed differently by the average person. The media starts in different places depending on if the person or event is a Democrat thing or a Republican thing. The media starts with the premise that most Democrats are good and most Republicans are evil, and their reporting reflects that. Why do you think that most reporting of Republicans or Conservatives includes the adjective "extreme" in some fashion, but reporting of Democrats or Liberals hardly ever describe them as being extreme?

That's why the media jump on a Republican who uses the word "macaca" and runs him out of the public eye by giving that daily coverage, but never give that same treatment to a Democrat who says that you have to have an Indian accent to walk into a 7-11?

Democrats are good people and can't do anything truly bad. But Republicans are evil and everything they do has some sinister angle to it.

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CMReeder

Jun-19-13 7:49 AM

LOL

The right has gotten crazier and sillier.

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CMReeder

Jun-19-13 8:01 AM

The right playing victim when they are the one doing the bullying.

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CMReeder

Jun-19-13 8:03 AM

"Sorry Hiller, while it's true all Rats are liberal not all Repubs are conservatives. In fact few current Repub leaders are."

LOL Bobbie must see herself as the 'Big Cheese' and a high smelly one at that.

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CMReeder

Jun-19-13 8:07 AM

I am beginning to wonder how many truly conservative people there are seeing how no one who claims to be is regarded as truly conservative. Conservatives have become so rigid and inflexible that they have a tendency to break easily and then be discarded by those considered true conservatives. Maybe they are snakes who keep shedding their skin with each new definition of conservative.

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MrShaman

Jun-19-13 8:19 AM

"Just where are all those jobs Obama promised for the last 5 years?" - Tgrammiex4

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Jobs? Are you KIDDING??!!!

Do you HAVE any idea how much time is "required"...when Republican Congress-members require voting (to kill Obamacare)...37 TIMES?

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MrShaman

Jun-19-13 8:22 AM

"Hickok - I was pointing to the way such things are reported as to why they are viewed differently by the average person. The media starts in different places depending on if the person or event is a Democrat thing or a Republican thing. The media starts with the premise that most Democrats are good and most Republicans are evil, and their reporting reflects that." - VinceKnauff

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Uh-Oh...I sense a....

WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!

..****ing.

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MrShaman

Jun-19-13 8:24 AM

Uh-Oh...I sense a....

WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!

..c o m ing.

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Whatta drag...****pensating for the S-G bluenoses, here.

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MrShaman

Jun-19-13 8:28 AM

LOL

The right has gotten crazier and sillier." - CMReeder

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You sound surprised.

See:

SARAH PALIN BOOK SIGNING - Interviews with Supporters (YouTube)

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SteelerFan

Jun-19-13 8:28 AM

Texas: 'That is not the response that you will get from MSNBC, ABC,FOX, CBS, NBC, Huffington Post, Breitbart, etc.'

You're absolutely right Texas, but I don't think Breitbart is part of the above equation.

And Chuck, I consider myself a proud Convervative and believe in limited spending and limited government, but I listen to all sides and if I agree with Liberals on rare occassions, I say so. I don't recall you or many other Libs in here agreeing with any Conservative beliefs, but if I'm wrong on this, why don't you clear the air and tell us where you agree with us.

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MrShaman

Jun-19-13 8:32 AM

"I am beginning to wonder how many truly conservative people there are seeing how no one who claims to be is regarded as truly conservative. Conservatives have become so rigid and inflexible that they have a tendency to break easily and then be discarded by those considered true conservatives." - CMReeder

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That's why I (typically) refer to:

Conservatives (Eisenhower-types; i.e. the "silent-majority")

&

"conservatives" (fascists, in Conservative-clothing)

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eriklatranyi

Jun-19-13 8:32 AM

The Obama administration is using private email accounts to conduct gov't business outside the ability of congress to provide oversight.

This is true criminal behavior that should not be tolerated.

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MrShaman

Jun-19-13 8:37 AM

"I don't recall you or many other Libs in here agreeing with any Conservative beliefs..." - SteelerFan

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You mean, like, SHRINKING the military-industrial complex??????

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See:

Eisenhower's "Military-Industrial Complex" Speech Origins and Significance (YouTube)

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MrShaman

Jun-19-13 8:39 AM

"The Obama administration is using private email accounts to conduct gov't business outside the ability of congress to provide oversight." - eriklatranyi

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Gee....what great "examples".

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michaelpaternostro

Jun-19-13 8:53 AM

Shaman -"conservatives" (fascists, in Conservative-clothing)

Shaman= "idiot in everyday clothing" !!

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keith2002lhu

Jun-19-13 9:58 AM

"Remember, nobody died when Nixon lied." A ton of people died when Reagan (Grenada) and Bush Jr. (Iraq)lied.

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JerryfromRI

Jun-19-13 10:47 AM

Don't forget about the birth certificate...

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