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Irreparable damage

October 15, 2013

The crazy, extremist fringe of the Republican Party is doing irreparable damage to the US economy with their insane fixation over what they call “Obamacare”, in reality the Affordable Care Act....

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Nov-02-13 11:28 PM


What a crock of horse poo this gent spews:

"For one it is both parties who are to blame."


"Neither side has the best interests of America in its sights. Gridlock and shutting down roughly 17% of government are constitutional and do no harm to the country..." - CarlHiller


Nuff said on that!

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Oct-18-13 9:25 AM

commonsense87 - 8:11 PM "washington is so corrupt they (the politicians) could care less about the common folk."

commonsense87 save yourself some typing and call them what they are....corrupticians. (Residing in the District of Corruption!)

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Oct-17-13 10:19 PM

Both sides of congress are to blame for the repub pass bills to fund the gov't but the senate refused to bring it to the floor to vote on it....hell if it was so bad vote on it and let it die on the floor. Demo's refused to compromise even one tiny bit. Cruz brings idea that break the mold of business as usual...he is a breath of fresh air...yes some of his ideas might be viewed as different but it is better than the same old fuddy-duddies in the capital, their only concern is to remain elected, say what it takes to stay elected....

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Oct-17-13 8:11 PM

I believe it was Wash Post article from a while back stated even w/ the passage of ACA it would still leave a few million ppl w/o healthcare.....such a great system if it can't solve the purpose it was supposed to fix....also what happened to you get to keep your doctor, premiums will go down. Passing a law by stating 'you will have to pass it to find out what's in it' is NOT how you conduct business....washington is so corrupt they (the politicians) could care less about the common folk.

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Oct-17-13 3:14 PM

Yeah, Chuck, I noted that reference to me being MrShaman in Mrs. God's warm, friendly, "christian hatred" (lower case C!) filled greeting.

But that don't bother me since us LIBERALS now appear to be reasonably certain of regaining control of the House and maintaining control of the Senate and White House until probably 2024.

I find it quite ironic that "Obamacare" (I like that word!) may not only improve the healthcare system in America, but also likely to exterminate the swarm of teabugs (spelling intentional) who have wreaked havoc on the American way of life we libs have proudly built, and are so fond of.

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Oct-17-13 12:54 AM

Congratulations, Sen. Booker! Chewtabacca-chewtabacca -chewtabacca-SPIT!!!

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Oct-17-13 12:47 AM

Bobbie2, are you still molesting children?

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Oct-16-13 5:04 PM

Is there a single virtue now remaining amongst you? Is there one vice you do not possess? Ye have no more religion than my horse; gold is your God; which of you have not barter'd your conscience for bribes? Is there a man amongst you that has the least care for the good of the Commonwealth?

Ye sordid prostitutes have you not defil'd this sacred place, and turn'd the Lord's temple into a den of thieves, by your immoral principles and wicked practices? Ye are grown intolerably odious to the whole nation; you were deputed here by the people to get grievances redress'd, are yourselves gone! So! Take away that shining bauble there, and lock up the doors.

In the name of God, go!

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Oct-16-13 5:03 PM

Oliver Cromwell Speech - Dissolution of the Long Parliament

Dissolution of the Long Parliament by Oliver Cromwell given to the House of Commons, 20 April 1653 ( And now so appropriate toward the extremist Republican caucus)

It is high time for me to put an end to your sitting in this place, which you have dishonored by your contempt of all virtue, and defiled by your practice of every vice; ye are a factious crew, and enemies to all good government; ye are a pack of mercenary wretches, and would like Esau sell your country for a mess of pottage, and like Judas betray your God for a few pieces of money. cont'd.....

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Oct-16-13 3:36 PM

“Houston Chronicle...regrets Ted Cruz endorsement! Wishes he was part of solution instead of the problem. OUCH!”--FortySixand2


I would swap daily home delivery of the Houston Chronicle for the Williamsport S/G.

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Oct-16-13 3:24 PM

The President has every right to speak on any matter he wishes. -Forty

No, actually he doesn't when it comes to making comments regarding open investigations. He has made that mistake several times and one being a total blunder when he commented about how those found guilty of sexual assault in the military should be handled. Because of his comments, military judges hands were tied on how they could appropriately sentence those convicted because of unlawful command influence by the Commander in Chief. In other words, these people didn't get the sentence they deserved because Obama ran his mouth when he had no business doing so. Obama is suppose to know the law and he should know the damage his words can cause with regards to open investigations. And to call anyone a racist that disagreed with his words is uncalled for. You are really starting to sound like Shaman.

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Oct-16-13 3:14 PM


Value voters? That is a subjective catch all phrase, at best. You know that. I never inferred that Democrats don't have values or that Republicans are the only group who do. I don't see any group of people with the "values" God has laid out, outside of his bride, "the church" and even that is not without blemish" until He returns to ransom us.

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Oct-16-13 3:06 PM

Ok. Just checking.

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Oct-16-13 3:05 PM

Ummmm? I'll go with selective on the ones I agree with for a thousand, Alex! yukyukyukyuk!

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Oct-16-13 3:00 PM

"The immediate condemnation of the GOP's latest effort was a visceral reaction in a most negative fashion". "The White House and Democrats are more interested in winning than results" - Sen. John McCain

Are we now going to put faith into all of what McCain says, or are we going to be selective on the ones we agree with?

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Oct-16-13 2:59 PM

Cuckoo! Do I detect some birtherism and Benghazi hiding in that word salad? The President has every right to speak on any matter he wishes. The vast majority of Americans didn't have a problem with his comments on any of the racial issues he made comments upon. The only people who had a problem with it were the racists(tea bag).

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Oct-16-13 2:51 PM


I was hoping we wouldn't get off to a rough start...we didn't end in one, last discourse. :) John Newton was a staunch Christian, one whom would never be accepted in the moray's of today's reprobate society. His penned phrase "save a wretch like me" spoke to God's grace. Please don't make me rerun history of the past couple of years in particular, when Obama's frequent "racist" comments regarding legal cases that are none of his business, were declared before a divided country. His commentaries are coated with racism, bar his refusal to work with those from another political spectrum. You and I know that this is a political opinion on both our sides. Nothing has made sense since this president's terms in office. Too many events, unaccounted for and dubious at best. The last year has revealed the true chameleon he is. Twice elected? Once elected, twice?

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Oct-16-13 2:36 PM

RMiller, that commentary was proffered by one of your fellow conservatives. You did notice the quotation marks? Amazing Grace was penned by John Newton, a slave ship captain, etc. Use the google. But what irony! He penned of being a "wretch" by his past deeds, and it so aptly fits what the Republicans have done in this entirely unneeded fight. Oh, and by the way....we are all "values voters". I vote as much my values as the next fellow, so there is one more thing that conservatives try and own rhetorically that just wreaks of pious acrimony. And I never get this "the President is being divisive", the man was elected to two terms in the US Presidency, and because he doesn't put forth conservative ideas, he's "divisive". Hogwash! He's bent over backward in trying to be everyone's President. How many times has the opposition acted with obstruction and outright dis-function in trying to de-legitimize his Presidency?

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Oct-16-13 2:11 PM

FortySix, cont.

I recoginize your position on matters of spirituality, but ask that you not attack my faith. Amazing Grace is precisely what is keeping this country from total collapse, not the market, not the Democrats or Republicans or the powers that be (and there be many). God is merciful and that is demonstrated every day this country goes without another 911 or worse. He is still willing to extend His Grace....even when we've shut him out.

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Oct-16-13 2:08 PM


You and I have gone back and forth on various topics, not the least is which "religion." You have your opinion, I have my "faith." :) The mishandling and literally misbehaving of all of our elected officials in DC is a sad commentary on our country's divisiveness. But, I believe it in no way reflects the majority of Americans. It is in our final cohesiveness as citizens of this great country we will survive this. Obama's attempts to divide us, has only strengthened our resolve. People from both sides of the aisle, are trying to make sense out of the lack of leadership in DC. We, the people are the backbone, not DC. And, it is, "we the people" who will survive this dilemma. cont.

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Oct-16-13 1:16 PM

Rod Dreher, from The American Conservative...." The Republican Party has driven the country to the brink, and this morning, House Republicans bolstered their ranks by … standing together and singing Amazing Grace. It’s Strangelovian. Maybe there won’t be a long-term fallout from this, but I tell you, it’s very hard to see entrusting power to a party that behaves this way, that manufactures crises like this for its own short-term political gain. The Republicans, having lost their mind, have destroyed their brand.

Amazing Grace. They cause this looming disaster — which, make no mistake, would be a global disaster — and then stand there singing a freaking hymn amid the ruins of their party, and the potential crash of our economy!"

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Oct-16-13 12:46 PM

Carl Bernstein: GOP leadership ‘cancerous’

Source: Politico

Journalist and author Carl Bernstein said Wednesday that Republican Party leadership is “cancerous” and has put the United States at risk by letting the tea party lead the GOP.

“The Republican Party today has become a rabid organization from the top down. The leadership is cancerous,” the former Washington Post reporter said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Wednesday.

Bernstein called the current situation a “terrible moment in our history” and said only segregation politics offers a comparison.

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Oct-16-13 12:41 PM

Houston Chronicle...regrets Ted Cruz endorsement! Wishes he was part of solution instead of the problem. OUCH!

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Oct-16-13 12:38 PM

John McCain.."Republicans have got to undertsand we lost this battle"..."should not have demanded what was not achievable".

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Oct-16-13 8:10 AM

BTW JOhn people here swear you are MrShaman.

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