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01-09-2012, 07:30 PM
RE: The most disturbing thing at the Republican convention?
(01-09-2012 04:11 PM)cufflink Wrote:  *The reaction in the hall to this part of Romney's speech:
That united America will care for the poor and the sick, will honor and respect the elderly, and will give a helping hand to those in need. [NO APPLAUSE. As one commentator put it, you could hear crickets.]





Watch the video and think for yourself. Listen to the speech in context, starting at 36:33. It's true that there is no cheering after this line is delivered, but the two prior lines got applause because they address controversial issues, and Romney pauses to allow crowd cheering. The third line, about caring for the poor and sick, is not controversial, and Romney inflection doesn't suggest that it's a place to cheer, as he continues onto his next point.
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01-09-2012, 07:37 PM
RE: The most disturbing thing at the Republican convention?
(01-09-2012 04:11 PM)cufflink Wrote:  Screw the planet. Climate change is a hoax perpetrated by the liberal-socialist elite on honest God-fearing Americans. The oceans rising? Don't make me laugh. And even if they are, who cares? What's a little more water? It won't affect you and your family!

Obama's June 2008 "this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal" was self-grandiose douchebag puffery that deserved to be mocked, and was well-mocked by Romney.
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01-09-2012, 07:38 PM
RE: The most disturbing thing at the Republican convention?
When is anyone ever going to realize that trickle down doesn't work?

It didn't work for reagan (and I really liked Reagan) and it works even less today. It trickles out of the country into places that offer either cheap labor or tax protection. Romney doesn't keep his own money in this country. he is walking proof.

Pisses me off that people are too dense to realize that this theory has been tested for years and years and years and got us to where we are now.

end of rant.

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01-09-2012, 08:03 PM (This post was last modified: 01-09-2012 10:03 PM by Bucky Ball.)
RE: The most disturbing thing at the Republican convention?
The first thing Ryan said was it was time to celebrate our rights which come from god and nature. Every gay person in the country knew what THAT meant. He is against spending, except for military spending. Romney has flipped on every major issue there is, including social issues. They want government so small it fits in women's vaginas. THE biggest program in recent memory, (Medicare Part D), was set up with a do-nut hole, to benefit the drug companies, by the Republicans. THE best thing Romney did, (healthcare for his Mass peeps), he now has to distance himself from.

The messiah is never coming, ever. The guy in the white hat, will not arrive, to come and save us. Not even to the US.

Washington will never be the answer to any of our problems.

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01-09-2012, 08:35 PM
RE: The most disturbing thing at the Republican convention?
From what I've been seeing with my friends on facebook who are republican.... they are poor, dependant on welfare, struggling to survive...... but they think prayers taken out of schools is to blame and we need them put back in to make everything better. Others don't want children and use birth control and have had abortions. I almost posted (and then deleted it before hitting to post): "you do know people can still pray in school right? they just can't sponsor the prayer."

I want to ask them "do you have any idea what the people you're voting for want to do?"

Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying democrats are angels (as the saying goes....), but these are the very same people taking advantage of the benefits of the system as it is, who want people in to fix it like it was before.


If it wasn't for everything that would potentially happen, I hope Romney does get in--and he mandates prayer in schools and religious teachings..... the Mormon teachings. Just because then people might just find out why it is that there's supposed to be a separation, and maybe bringing religion into government isn't the "great" idea they all think it is.
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01-09-2012, 08:53 PM
RE: The most disturbing thing at the Republican convention?
Clint Eastwood.

Under Repair.
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01-09-2012, 09:38 PM
RE: The most disturbing thing at the Republican convention?
What we are watching is a profound political change in the US to a much more conservative position. It's not the republicans making this change. They've always been there. It's the middle. They have turned their backs on social spending. They want the government smaller. They want the republicans to run the show.

Watch what is happening:
The Walker recall election. I know many dems who were on fire for this recall and knew they had it in the bag. Walker won by 7%. The polls said dead even.

The 2010 mid-term elections. The republicans took 87 house seats away from the dems and 3 senate seats.

Take the time to look at all the state level house and governor elections.

This election reps will likely hold ground in the house and pick up 7 to 10 senate seats.

Romney is predicted to win against Obama 53% to 47% (320 to 220) by the economic models. He will win all of the swing states. Forget the polls, this election is all about the economy.

If you're going to fight for social changes start looking to the courts. Forget the legislative process. Dems will be out of power for the next decade or longer. The courts are not a bad place to be strong in, and consider it the only place to defend against social conservatism.

What the democrates must do is start rebuilding the party by getting fresh faces. Obama, Pelosi, Biden and Reed have to go. Don't try to bring back Hillary. The brand has been damaged by these people. The brand has to be reborn a new with fresh ideas. If you don't believe me now, you will November 7th.

The old gods are dead, let's invent some new ones before something really bad happens.
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02-09-2012, 03:09 AM
RE: The most disturbing thing at the Republican convention?
(01-09-2012 06:52 PM)Jeff Wrote:  I like the drones. Terrorists created an asymmetric threat, the drones represent an asymmetric response.
You're kidding, right? Blink Being patriotic is one thing ("America Fuck Yeah"), however being ignorant towards the actual facts is a whole different story.

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02-09-2012, 03:27 AM
RE: The most disturbing thing at the Republican convention?
(02-09-2012 03:09 AM)Vosur Wrote:  
(01-09-2012 06:52 PM)Jeff Wrote:  I like the drones. Terrorists created an asymmetric threat, the drones represent an asymmetric response.
You're kidding, right? Blink Being patriotic is one thing ("America Fuck Yeah"), however being ignorant towards the actual facts is a whole different story.

Please provide me with the actual facts.
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02-09-2012, 03:31 AM
RE: The most disturbing thing at the Republican convention?
(01-09-2012 07:38 PM)Dom Wrote:  When is anyone ever going to realize that trickle down doesn't work?

Who is advocating for trickle-down?
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