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Mon Aug 25, 2014, 06:50 PM

 

Let me be crystal clear here with with regard to "Liberals"

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If you agree with Rand Paul on any issue, we know you are truly a Paul-bot.

If you disagree with Hillary on any issue, we know you are truly a Paul-bot.

We know these things. They can no longer be denied. "Liberals" are trapped like the rats we know they are. And Clapper knows who they are and where their kids go to school.

The veil is lifted; Wachet auf!

Regards,

Third-Way Manny

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Reply Let me be crystal clear here with with regard to "Liberals" (Original post)
MannyGoldstein Aug 2014 OP
Erich Bloodaxe BSN Aug 2014 #1
MannyGoldstein Aug 2014 #4
Voice for Peace Aug 2014 #72
Jackpine Radical Aug 2014 #104
AgingAmerican Aug 2014 #2
MannyGoldstein Aug 2014 #5
RufusTFirefly Aug 2014 #29
BillZBubb Aug 2014 #3
RufusTFirefly Aug 2014 #30
Jack Rabbit Aug 2014 #80
RufusTFirefly Aug 2014 #82
Tuesday Afternoon Aug 2014 #6
BainsBane Aug 2014 #7
leftstreet Aug 2014 #9
BainsBane Aug 2014 #10
leftstreet Aug 2014 #15
Luminous Animal Aug 2014 #27
sabrina 1 Aug 2014 #74
ZombieHorde Aug 2014 #90
XRubicon Aug 2014 #12
leftstreet Aug 2014 #19
2banon Aug 2014 #68
pnwmom Aug 2014 #116
Z_California Aug 2014 #28
BainsBane Aug 2014 #96
Z_California Aug 2014 #111
BainsBane Aug 2014 #112
Z_California Aug 2014 #113
War Horse Aug 2014 #114
ZombieHorde Aug 2014 #91
leftstreet Aug 2014 #8
BainsBane Aug 2014 #13
joshcryer Aug 2014 #17
leftstreet Aug 2014 #18
joshcryer Aug 2014 #22
peacebird Aug 2014 #11
sheshe2 Aug 2014 #14
woo me with science Aug 2014 #16
Octafish Aug 2014 #20
joshcryer Aug 2014 #21
Vattel Aug 2014 #33
joshcryer Aug 2014 #38
Vattel Aug 2014 #43
joshcryer Aug 2014 #45
Vattel Aug 2014 #49
joshcryer Aug 2014 #56
Vattel Aug 2014 #62
joshcryer Aug 2014 #67
Vattel Aug 2014 #70
zeemike Aug 2014 #69
joshcryer Aug 2014 #75
zeemike Aug 2014 #79
joshcryer Aug 2014 #85
zeemike Aug 2014 #86
joshcryer Aug 2014 #92
Dragonfli Aug 2014 #23
leftstreet Aug 2014 #25
MannyGoldstein Aug 2014 #51
Dragonfli Aug 2014 #81
RufusTFirefly Aug 2014 #26
Dragonfli Aug 2014 #34
RufusTFirefly Aug 2014 #41
Dragonfli Aug 2014 #50
hootinholler Aug 2014 #31
Dragonfli Aug 2014 #36
Tierra_y_Libertad Aug 2014 #32
woo me with science Aug 2014 #35
rhett o rick Aug 2014 #39
joshcryer Aug 2014 #40
Dragonfli Aug 2014 #47
joshcryer Aug 2014 #52
Dragonfli Aug 2014 #55
Thespian2 Aug 2014 #63
joshcryer Aug 2014 #73
Dragonfli Aug 2014 #78
joshcryer Aug 2014 #83
gollygee Aug 2014 #44
Dragonfli Aug 2014 #48
whatchamacallit Aug 2014 #46
Autumn Aug 2014 #58
MannyGoldstein Aug 2014 #64
Dragonfli Aug 2014 #66
zeemike Aug 2014 #71
adirondacker Aug 2014 #84
grahamhgreen Aug 2014 #87
muriel_volestrangler Aug 2014 #95
Dragonfli Aug 2014 #107
Erich Bloodaxe BSN Aug 2014 #103
neverforget Aug 2014 #110
RufusTFirefly Aug 2014 #24
Algernon Moncrieff Aug 2014 #37
MannyGoldstein Aug 2014 #42
Old and In the Way Aug 2014 #53
JoePhilly Aug 2014 #54
Demeter Aug 2014 #57
Old and In the Way Aug 2014 #59
Peacetrain Aug 2014 #60
LittleBlue Aug 2014 #61
840high Aug 2014 #65
joshcryer Aug 2014 #76
Major Hogwash Aug 2014 #93
L0oniX Aug 2014 #77
grahamhgreen Aug 2014 #88
ZombieHorde Aug 2014 #89
Enthusiast Aug 2014 #94
Katashi_itto Aug 2014 #97
MannyGoldstein Aug 2014 #101
Autumn Aug 2014 #109
L0oniX Aug 2014 #105
NCTraveler Aug 2014 #98
Vattel Aug 2014 #99
NCTraveler Aug 2014 #100
Vattel Aug 2014 #102
L0oniX Aug 2014 #106
Generic Brad Aug 2014 #108
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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 06:53 PM

1. Am I having deja vu?

I could have sworn I'd already seen this OP.

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Response to Erich Bloodaxe BSN (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 07:00 PM

4. No, that was some bad shellfish you ate. nt

 

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Reply #4)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 09:54 PM

72. Speaking of shellfish, I understand that's the foundation for the greedy policies

 

of the right. Shellfishness, which may come from eating
bad shellfish, or an hereditary bad gene; anyhow.

The unshellfish ones will win in the end, since they did
not eat from the oily Gulf; the leeks shall inherit the
earth, but I'm not sure what else.

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Response to Voice for Peace (Reply #72)

Tue Aug 26, 2014, 09:00 AM

104. Aw, clam up or we'll send some real mussel after you.

We'll inform the world you're a child mollusker.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 06:55 PM

2. Or as the 'insiders' say

 

'Librul'

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Response to AgingAmerican (Reply #2)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 07:08 PM

5. Small point of nuance

 

We members of the Third Way can be easily distinguished from Reagan Republicans by our knowledge of spell checking tools. As long as you get us to write something containing vocabulary more advanced than is understood by a typical second grader, you're all set.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Reply #5)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 07:44 PM

29. Nuance? We don't need no stinkin' nuance. This is American, Dude! Learn the rules!

No wire hangers!!!

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 06:55 PM

3. Oh, no! Not meeeee!

I have had unclean thoughts where I agreed with a Paul statement. I have sinned and I repent. Forgive me, oh merciful Third-Way Manny!

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Response to BillZBubb (Reply #3)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 07:47 PM

30. Rogues Gallery



Medea Benjamin: Unrepentant Paulbot

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Response to RufusTFirefly (Reply #30)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 10:35 PM

80. Thank you, Your Excellency!

I wonder how Medea would react to being called a Republican.

Meanwhile, you should familiarize yourself with the program of Rutus T. Firefly, Prime Minister of Freedonia:

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Response to Jack Rabbit (Reply #80)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 11:09 PM

82. Oh, I'm sick of messages from the front.

Don't we ever get a message from the side?

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 07:09 PM

6. whatever.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 07:11 PM

7. Let's make it simple

If you promote Rand Paul's candidacy for president, you are a right-winger. Paul is a right-winger. He is to the right of the Democratic Party on every single issue.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #7)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 07:13 PM

9. I haven't seen a single DUer promote his candidacy for Prez

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Response to leftstreet (Reply #9)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 07:15 PM

10. What was the purpose of the poll claiming he pulled the party to the "left"?

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What is the purpose of singing his virtues? If people oppose war or militarization of police, they don't need to invoke an ultra-right wing libertarian to advance those positions. So why do they?

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #10)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 07:19 PM

15. To discuss right vs left rhetoric?



I just didn't see any endorsements of him. I saw members discussing the upcoming election campaign and the significance of right vs left rhetoric, policy positions, the media outcome, etc

I've seen the same discussions when Democratic politicians challenge the prevailing rhetoric

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #10)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 07:43 PM

27. Is there a probable Democratic presidential candidate saying that they oppose war, militarization

of police, or the excess of the NSA?

If so, please provide a link.

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Response to Luminous Animal (Reply #27)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 10:01 PM

74. We've all been waiting to hear from such a candidate from the Dem Party. Maybe you'll

get an answer to your question. It certainly isn't the fault of the voters if we have to hear about those issues from a Republican, is it? It's the fault of a party that doesn't respond to the voters who they expect to elect them.

We all remember being told what the party thinks of those of us who supported them, your 'ideas are retarded' among other things.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #10)

Tue Aug 26, 2014, 12:04 AM

90. The poll was a joke.

It was making fun of a few threads about him.

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Response to leftstreet (Reply #9)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 07:17 PM

12. You forgot to add this "But I have heard a lot of young people saying good things about him"

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Response to XRubicon (Reply #12)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 07:23 PM

19. And?

There's no reference to these 'young people' being DU members, right?

Not seeing the endorsement there

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Response to leftstreet (Reply #9)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 09:36 PM

68. I know. It's curious isn't it? If you're not a HRC defender/supporter, you must be a Rand Paul bot

 

And we're going be deluged with thousands of threads saying so!

Good Grief!

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Response to leftstreet (Reply #9)

Tue Aug 26, 2014, 04:16 PM

116. I have seen people here say that Hillary will be running to the right of him, which is a way of

promoting him -- and is a lie.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #7)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 07:44 PM

28. I don't know anyone on DU who would argue that point

That Rand Paul is "promoted" at DU is a false premise that I've seen pointed out at least a hundred times today and ignored by you and others the same number of times.


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Response to Z_California (Reply #28)

Tue Aug 26, 2014, 07:14 AM

96. Bullshit

Your OP started the whole fucking thing, and it's a total disgrace. The man is a neo-Nazi piece of shit and you described his candidacy as a "game changer." http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=5440997



Now we have people linking to the John Birch society as so-called evidence of Rand Paul's "leftism." The racist right is not left. They are not a game changer unless the purpose of the game is to increase GOP power and move the Democratic Party further to the right.

Who cares if he wants to repeal the Civil Rights Act, Voting Rights Act, ban abortion, gay marriage, slash corporate taxes, abolish regulation of Wall Street, business and the environment. Who cares if he wants to end all publicly funded health care?

You made yourself perfectly clear in that OP. I now know more about you than I ever wanted.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #96)

Tue Aug 26, 2014, 12:53 PM

111. You represent everything that's wrong with the Democratic Party

A. you don't listen or comprehend. B. You know nothing about me.

This party is trying to survive a hostile takeover by The 1% and the military industrial complex - and you're nothing more than a loyal Lackey. I'm so disgusted by the people who consider themselves progressives bullying around people who bring new ideas to the table because it doesn't fit into the plans of the 1%. I know everything I need to know about you too.


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Response to Z_California (Reply #111)

Tue Aug 26, 2014, 02:42 PM

112. What new idea?

How the country club set can save on their taxes while the poor go hungry? The issues you outline in that OP are all about the privileged. You are one that heralded the Neo-nazi piece of trash as a game changer for the "left." There is no left in the Aryan Nation. There is no left is slashing corporate taxes. There is no left in stripping Wall Street and the environment of all regulation. There is no left in turning all of healthcare over to the private sector. There is no left in allowing the state to exert absolute control over women's bodies and overturning the Voting Rights and Civil Rights Act. Those are all ultra-right wing views.

If you can't articulate opposition to US military intervention abroad and NSA surveillance without appeals to a right-wing shit bag, what is the point? Who would willingly associate themselves with an ultra-reich wing type like Paul? How does that advance an anti-interventionist or anti-security state position? We all might find some random shit bag that we agree with on an issue or two. So what? Why invoke someone like that and discredit yourself and the issues in the process?

No leftist will support Paul. Right-wing white male supremacists will support him because he articulates the values they share.

I'll take your scorn as a badge of pride. After that OP, you have no authority to condemn anyone.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #112)

Tue Aug 26, 2014, 03:55 PM

113. I'm gonna try to explain some things

First of all, I am not a Rand Paul supporter. I think he is a racist douchebag along with everyone else in the cesspool that is the GOP. Have I said that clearly enough because I've said it enough times in the last two days to make me think some just don't want to hear it? I do not want him to be elected. If you think I do or you insist on saying that I have "heralded" him I have to believe that you're either 1) playing dumb and going on offense so you don't have to defend HRC's weaknesses on certain issues (in which case you're not a citizen of a message board but a propaganda shill for your chosen candidate) 2) you haven't really read my posts but are going off of headlines or other propaganda shills or 3) you just don't read well (in which case I apologize for taking you to task).

I never suggested that "liberals" or "progressives" or "leftists" would vote for him if you define those terms as someone who is fairly well rounded on the issues and stands for individuals over "The Man". He doesn't need liberals or progressives to vote for him because they only make up about 25-35% maybe? He's going to get the 35% racist/sexist/homophobic vote no matter what - they ain't voting for any "D". Who makes up the rest? A bunch of people who don't pay much attention to anything other than 30 second TV spots and probably won't ask many questions and may not make up their mind until Election Day. You know, the "undecided"s. How fucking stupid do you have to be to be "undecided"? Pretty fucking stupid and that's who will decide who the ruler of the universe is in a couple years.

If HRC can't come out and say "Hey I think a police state is a bad thing and we need to take steps to make sure 1st amendment rights are protected and summary executions are not carried out in the streets" then she might be vulnerable to any Republican who will say that. So why concede the issue? If she could just PRETEND like she's not a Wall Street crony and that she's against brutal authoritarian repression, then she would get more votes. That's all I'm saying.

She could conceivably lose both sides of the Ferguson "debate" (a term which I use loosely). Of course the racist haters on one side of the "debate" will vote GOP AND the "undecided"s (and remember, they are very stupid) who were on the other side of that "debate" Have you thought about that? A lot of people are fired up on both sides and a lot of them are stupid.

This was the point I was trying to make yesterday and many of those who attacked me as a "Paulbot" or "Concern Troll" know VERY well this was what I was trying to say. It's easier to attack than it is to defend on this issue.

To prove that I'm capable of accepting criticism, I'm going to take the advice of the best critical response I received yesterday. I'm going to stop talking about this until after we take care of business here in November.

After that, it's fucking on...

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Response to Z_California (Reply #113)

Tue Aug 26, 2014, 04:15 PM

114. Both Ron and Rand

have been both directly and indirectly promoted here at DU. By self-proclaimed leftists of various stripes.
Please note that I'm not accusing you of promoting any of them. But the Far Left/Far Right convergence is a real thing, and something to keep in mind.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #7)

Tue Aug 26, 2014, 12:06 AM

91. Well...

he seems to be to the left of the party when it comes to war, weed, and the NSA, but he is very far to the right on other subjects.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 07:11 PM

8. I wish Castro would run

All critics of Hillary would immediately be Castro-bots. Which sounds like something you'd catalog order to fix your ergonomic office chair

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Response to leftstreet (Reply #8)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 07:18 PM

13. If these last six years have taught people anything

It should be that it is essential to have a president who knows who to work with congress. Why on earth would you support someone with no experience doing that? Do you care what gets accomplished or is it all about what a pol says on cable TV?

Think of LBJ. No one--no one--would have considered him a leftist in his day, but the man knew how to work congress and got consequential legislation passed.

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Response to leftstreet (Reply #8)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 07:21 PM

17. Julian? He's being groomed for Hill's VP.

Going to be funny.

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Response to joshcryer (Reply #17)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 07:22 PM

18. Then being a Castro-bot will be a good thing!

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Response to leftstreet (Reply #18)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 07:27 PM

22. Yup, should make her presidency an easy pill to follow.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 07:15 PM

11. Did you forget the sarcasm icon?

Just asking as a proud liberal progressive who does not support HRC

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 07:19 PM

14. .......

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 07:20 PM

16. Even better the second time around.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 07:25 PM

20. Clapper shared it with everyone in the STASI.

The Intercept reports that ICREACH was built under the direction of former NSA director Gen. Keith Alexander, and was created to "allow unprecedented volumes of communications metadata to be shared and analyzed," and give a "vast, rich source of information" to other agencies to exploit.

SOURCE: http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/08/25/snowden-documents-reveal-nsas-own-secret-google

"Exploit" as in profit from and blackmail with, in secret and without accountability. Nice power to have in a Police State.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 07:25 PM

21. If you say Paul is anti war but Democrats aren't, you are lying.

If you say Paul is anti NSA but democrats aren't, you are lying.

If you say Paul is anti drug war but democrats aren't, you are lying.

Paul does not have a monopoly on these views, and he only holds them because they are in line with his racist, bigoted, anti civil rights views.

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Response to joshcryer (Reply #21)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 08:13 PM

33. Really? I guess I think that Paul is antiwar but most Democrats are not antiwar.

 

Most Democrats were behind Bush in Afghanistan and Iraq. Most of them even think that our population bombing in Japan in WWII was justified.

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Response to Vattel (Reply #33)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 08:19 PM

38. Read the party platform.

Obama got us out of Iraq, getting us out of Afghanistan.

I'd have to see a poll about bombing Japan that is a hotly debated issue. I'm guessing a three way split on that one.

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Response to joshcryer (Reply #38)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 08:29 PM

43. yes dems turned against the war in iraq and wanted an end to the war in afghanistan eventually.

 

hardly makes them antiwar.

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Response to Vattel (Reply #43)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 08:35 PM

45. A vote a decade ago when the party was very weak is nothing.

And most apologized for that vote and said it was a mistake.

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Response to joshcryer (Reply #45)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 08:39 PM

49. I just don't see any signs that dems are antiwar.

 

The nation is kind of war weary right now and so many dems don't want to see more war of the sort that would put lots of boots on the ground.

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Response to Vattel (Reply #49)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 08:59 PM

56. Only dems voted to end AUMF.

Dems made sure the sequester had the military get equal cuts. The dems support those troops damaged by Bush's wars.

Obama shifted the doctrine at the last SOTU, even featuring a vet harmed by the wars (and of course he was accused of using the vet as a prop by both the left and right).

Open your eyes.

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Response to joshcryer (Reply #56)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 09:21 PM

62. You point to a speech, but look at what he as done.

 

Obama wanted war in Syria and only dumb luck stopped him.

Obama expanded the war in Afghanistan and involved the nation in war in Libya. For most of his two terms he supported record budgets (since WWII) for defense spending. Now we are back in Iraq.

Open your eyes. The dems are less hawkish than the repubs, but not antiwar.

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Response to Vattel (Reply #62)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 09:36 PM

67. He was going to require congressional action in Syria.

Unheard of since before then no President ceded to the War Powers Act.

He said he'd expand in Afghanistan and he did so, now he's leaving.

Libya was supported by the international community, invoking for the first time the Responsibility to Protect.

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Response to joshcryer (Reply #67)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 09:46 PM

70. Open your ears:

 

he asked for congressional authorization while claiming he didn't need it.

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Response to joshcryer (Reply #38)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 09:42 PM

69. Well to be accurate.

Bush signed the SOFA that "got us out of Iraq" and we are still there whether we know it or not...and we are still in Afghanistan after almost 6 years of this administration...it is the longest war in our history...and we are no closer to a "victory" than when we first started.

But keep believing we will eventually get out, but to me it looks like a permanent state of war...a war not meant to be won...a war with no end.
Orwell was right.

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Response to zeemike (Reply #69)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 10:05 PM

75. Yeah, Bush got us out of Iraq.

That's my favorite double-speak about the Iraq War I've ever seen.

McCain wanted Obama to renegotiate and Obama did not do so (a prime time would've been when they were having daily bombings in 2009). Cheney still chides Obama for that to this day.

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Response to joshcryer (Reply #75)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 10:23 PM

79. No one got us out of Iraq, we are still there.

But the doublespeak is that we did.
We just have a new enemy now...and it changes just like it did at the two minute hate.
And McCain is just playing his part as a shill for the war to triangulate the left into accepting it.
And it works.

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Response to zeemike (Reply #79)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 11:25 PM

85. We aren't occupying Iraq.

ISIS is. If you don't think ISIS is a threat to human society then that's fine. If you don't think anyone should do anything about ISIS, that's fine. I'm not trying to convince you that we must.

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Response to joshcryer (Reply #85)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 11:35 PM

86. Permanent war is a threat to human society.

But I won't try to convince you that it is.

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Response to zeemike (Reply #86)

Tue Aug 26, 2014, 12:20 AM

92. Violence is down globally.

I don't think we're experiencing permanent war.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 07:37 PM

23. The real problem is all the damn leftists posting on this board!

Every reality based Democrat (the only ones that are not most likely rat fornicators) knows that the left is the problem, solutions can only be found on the right or the center. Pragmatism tells us, that liberal only means you have the right to choose if you are a woman, the right to marry your same sex partner if you are born gay, and the right to free and equal civil liberties (well some of the time and only on some things), therefore nearly all Democratic politicians are extremely liberal.

As for non social policies, grow up and join the adults before you get spanked like the whinny fringe leftists you are, I have provided a list so even you damn dirty hippy most likely libertarians that are not very smart can understand what it means to be a responsible pragmatic Democrat, first tear that naked picture of Nader off your bedroom wall, then, memorize the following:

Democratic financial policies can only validly be proposed from the Friedman Chicago school of economics (fuck those fringe moonbat Keynesian most likely libertarian paulbots)

Democratic trade policies can only validly be proposed if they are enthusiastically free trade with an eye towards protecting the rights of the poor disadvantaged multinational corporations (fuck those fringe fair trade labor loving isolationist moonbat most likely libertarian paulbots)

Democratic banking/investment policies can only validly be proposed if you embrace the concept of providing liquidity to banks that are excellent gamblers that simply have a bit of bad luck every few years in predictable cycles when they bet your farms on mathematical equations and pieces of paper, but never ever give back the property they confiscate in the process, they should get to keep that as well, they work hard and we should not begrudge them what they steal fair and square. Another very important point, to thrive they must be free range and unregulated, because that is the only way for them to eventually trickle down on you what you deserve. (fuck those Commie most likely libertarian big government rule loving crazies that want to regulate and fine them for all the hard work they do to earn their trillions. We will no longer tolerate your most likely paulbot rat fornicating of our betters)

Democratic foreign policies can only be validly proposed if they are adequately interventionist with an eye towards making it easier to sell and produce arms (the only jobs program that ever works) or to procure whatever resources the multinational corporations covet on or under the ground those terrorist foreigners are squatting on, they may live there, but they do not own the resources, ownership is only fairly determined by an appropriate bidding war between the corporations that God gave those resources to when he created Adam Inc. and Eve LLC. (fuck the bleeding heart liberal most likely libertarian paulbot isolationists that do not understand foreign policy)

Democratic Constitutional policies can only be validly proposed if they allow or disallow whatever rights the Government wants to that you think some Goddamn old piece of hemp paper grants you when you are high on some other strains of hemp (fuck those traitor loving, Putin fellating free speech and privacy fetishist most likely paulbots twice sideways)

I hope all you leftist most likely libertarian Commie rat fornicators are taking notes, because this is the only way you will ever be part of the Democratic party. I don't know why I bother because although there are zillions of you lefties disrupting here and failing to vote and thus throwing elections, you are a very small minority of fringe crazies that are statistically negligible and your input therefore is hardly meaningful.



Sorry TWM, you are as always correct, but you are too nice sometimes to these pitiable leftist dirty hippy freaks, so I had to step in.

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Response to Dragonfli (Reply #23)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 07:41 PM

25. holy crap



You should make this an OP

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Response to leftstreet (Reply #25)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 08:46 PM

51. I agree.

 

Make sure more people know that hippies need punching, not love.

Regards,

TWM

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Response to leftstreet (Reply #25)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 10:58 PM

81. I really can't, too busy being a bouncer at the front door

I should not have even ventured into GD today as I did because it took me away from work I should have been doing.
But. I needed a bit of a break, so I posted a couple of responses not really expecting as many replies as I received.

Besides, I am not really an OP Guy, in ten years I posted maybe two dozen OPs, I mostly read and upon rare occasion chime in.

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Response to Dragonfli (Reply #23)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 07:41 PM

26. An inspiring manifesto, Dragonfli!

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Response to RufusTFirefly (Reply #26)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 08:14 PM

34. Why thank you! One can only soar with the eagles when one does not hang out with rats

I have been following the posting of a truly remarkable DUer, that has taught me what real Democrats are all about, and what a problem the left is, he pulls no punches and calls out the left like the Wyldman that he is, he is my new hero, and I am learning a great deal from him.

Of course implying what the left most likely is really all about, is something I thought to honor him for by following his example in this post. It was my hope to educate those on what exactly that technique is all about and how powerful it can be in a great many different circumstances.

I hope everyone learns from my post what to do, or not to do if one wants to sound reasonable and tolerant of the paleo-Democratic threat to the new Democratic vision.

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Response to Dragonfli (Reply #34)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 08:25 PM

41. One small correction, Dragonfli

I believe when you typed "the left", what you really meant to type was "the Professional Left."

Always happy to help.

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Response to RufusTFirefly (Reply #41)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 08:41 PM

50. Well, they are, most likely, professionals, I stand corrected. /nt

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Response to Dragonfli (Reply #23)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 08:04 PM

31. Bravo!

Seems like a section on who are allowed to fight police would also be helpful.

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Response to hootinholler (Reply #31)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 08:18 PM

36. I actually thought about that but there was nothing I tried that did not make me want to vomit

So I abandoned it as being beyond my ability to capture properly without inducing sickness.

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Response to Dragonfli (Reply #23)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 08:11 PM

32. LOL. Well Done, Dragonfli.

 

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Response to Dragonfli (Reply #23)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 08:17 PM

35. Well done.

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Response to Dragonfli (Reply #23)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 08:20 PM

39. Yep, I agree. The silly left thinks that we deserve freedom and liberty. But the centrists

 

have it right. Be thankful to be alive and drink the damn koolaide. The middle class would understand if they were smart that they should give up all their wealth just to be able to smoke marijuana. I think it was the Goldman-Sachs queen that said, "let them smoke marijuana, then they won't give a shit if we steal all their f'n money." She was given some gold coins for the speech. Just sayin.

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Response to Dragonfli (Reply #23)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 08:22 PM

40. Second in charge at the fed is a Keynesian.

The democratic party platform is anti war.

The platform defends civil rights.

Basically you are being dishonest.

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Response to joshcryer (Reply #40)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 08:36 PM

47. My intent was to honor the Pragmatic Realists that favor Centrists policies

That hold most of the leadership positions in the party. The ones that promote policies found at thirdway.org and the progressive police institute, many of whom are former alumni of the DLC.

I was very honest about those true heroes of the party that I wrote about. I am certainly glad that that Keynesian has not been able to implement Keynesian policies (or should I thank who knew better than to place him first?).

I am also glad that the platform is flexible enough apparently for the reality based community to ignore upon occasion when it is pragmatic to do so.

If it makes you feel any better, I have been following the party platform for well over thirty five years so I am quite aware of what is in it at present and how it has evolved over the past 4 decades.

Sorry that you did not understand my post.

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Response to Dragonfli (Reply #47)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 08:51 PM

52. By lying?

They don't hold most of the positions.

Go to That's My Congress. It's more of a three way split.

I think you know it untrue but by parroting the talking points you get a pat on the back.

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Response to joshcryer (Reply #52)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 08:58 PM

55. no, I am not lying, Centrists are what they are.

You need to study up on the topic if you wish to discuss centrists issues. Because in fact those are

centrist positions by design and definition.

A quick primer below: (there is much more to know about the 30 year "Reaganization" effort against our party which is responsible for shifted us so far to the right of center regarding all but social issues, but a few key facts should get you started on understanding "Centrists" and how much damage has been done by them).

New Democrats, in the politics of the United States, are an ideologically centrist faction within the Democratic Party that emerged after the victory of Republican George H. W. Bush in the 1988 presidential election. They are identified with centrist social/cultural/pluralist positions and neoliberal fiscal values. They are represented by organizations such as the Democratic Leadership Council (DLC), the New Democrat Network, and the Senate and House New Democrat Coalitions.

After the landslide electoral losses to Ronald Reagan in the 1980s, a group of prominent Democrats began to believe their party was in need of a radical shift in economic policy and ideas of governance. The Democratic Leadership Council (DLC) was founded in 1985 by Al From and a group of like-minded politicians and strategists. They advocated a political "Third Way" as a method to achieve the electoral successes of Reaganism by adopting similar economic policies (Reagan Democrats and Moderate Republicans would provide burgeoning new constituencies after adding these new economic policies and politicians to our tent they contended) While hoping to retain, woman, minorities and other social issues allies with long ties to the party. Such would be their new Democratic coalition forged between fiscal right and social left under the "New" Democratic banner.

The term Third Way refers to various political positions which try to reconcile right-wing and left-wing politics by advocating a varying synthesis of right-wing economic and left-wing social policies. Third Way was created as a serious re-evaluation of political policies within various centre-left progressive movements in response to international doubt regarding the economic viability of the state; economic interventionist policies that had previously been popularized by Keynesianism and contrasted with the corresponding rise of popularity for neo liberalism and the New Right. In a sense, 80s Moderate Republicans are almost identical to "Third Way" Democrats.

I was posting the current Third way positions, not all the positions within the tent, there are paleo-Democrats as well, but they weild little policy power, some in the party would like that to change, but not the centrists.

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Response to Dragonfli (Reply #55)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 09:22 PM

63. Excellent!!!

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Response to Dragonfli (Reply #55)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 10:00 PM

73. It's simply untrue, the Progressive Caucus is the largest in Congress.

Blue Dogs have 19 seats, the New Democrats make up 60, and the Progressives make up 69. The Progressive Caucus has a lot of influence in the party.

Look at the scorecards for the House and Senate:

http://thatsmycongress.com/house/

http://thatsmycongress.com/senate/

These are the scores based on 1) cosponsership and 2) votes. Nothing, literally nothing else matters when you are looking at the liberalness of congress people. It is of note that Elizabeth Warren, DU hero, liberal populist extraordinaire, is no more liberal than third way Mark Udall.

Then you have GovTrak's view: http://ballotpedia.org/GovTrack%27s_Political_Spectrum_%26_Legislative_Leadership_ranking

They believe moderate Democratic leaders take up the lions share, and I believe that is accurate, because they have to work in a party that is factionalized into the equivalent of three different parties. How else do you manage a party like that?

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Response to joshcryer (Reply #73)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 10:23 PM

78. Please, try reading what I write before responding

There are good Democrats, but they wield little policy power, the blue dogs and centrists wield most of that, and that is simply a fact. I absolutely adore your wishful thinking and optimism (not sarcasm), but policy power is what matters, not technical numbers in non-leadership positions nor good intentions of a faction within the tent.

I believe more "non politician" progressive Democrats exist than Republican economic/social Liberal following ones do in our voting tent as well, but that has also not translated into policies that we try our damnedest to vote for.

Besides, most of this sub sub-thread of yours was a deflection of my post anyway which, as you may no longer recall, was a perspective of a Centrist Democrat given voice, and no matter how you try to change what it was by posting responses to other things besides what I actually posted, it remains honest and true.

OK?

I need to crash now, but it matters little as we will never agree that Centrists are not mirrored accurately by the voice I had given them, so productive discussion has reached it's end if it ever existed at all.

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Response to Dragonfli (Reply #78)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 11:23 PM

83. The Blue Dogs have almost no power now.

Many of them don't even vote with the party, so they're just DINOs, and irrelevant (except on policy issues we can grab a vote from them through pork bribery or whatever).

The New Democrats, then, must have a coalition with the progressives if anything is to get done. Ron Wyden, for example, is the most liberal congress person, and he was the one who got the waivers put in to the ACA so that states can move to single payer. Now if the New Democrats were these evil, anti-government, pro-corporate monsters that you portray, and if they wielded the power you claim they have, then they could've easily blocked Wyden's amendment.

But they don't have that power, and it's just demonstrably false to act as if they did. The platform, you act as if somehow the platform is not what the democrats in power support, but they were the ones who drafted and ratified it! So it must be something that they support.

I didn't deflect from your post, btw, your post is a completely silly caricature of some phantom that doesn't exist. The Democratic party doesn't require that all criticism be framed in this sort of neoliberal presentation that you define. There are many voices in the party and the progressive voice is the loudest and that will only be more true as the demographics of the nation change.

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Response to Dragonfli (Reply #23)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 08:31 PM

44. Libertarians are not Keynesian

They're economic libertarians. That's a huge part of libertarianism.

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Response to gollygee (Reply #44)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 08:38 PM

48. Really? It is very strange that I do not APPEAR to know that, don't you think? /nt

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Response to Dragonfli (Reply #23)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 08:36 PM

46. Bravo!

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Response to Dragonfli (Reply #23)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 09:13 PM

58. Well done.

I salute you Well done indeed.


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Response to Dragonfli (Reply #23)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 09:28 PM

64. That #%^*ing tiny fringe group that

 

loses elections for us when they stay home in massive numbers.

Bastards!

I think you've characterized the only responsible responses to their usurpation of our precious bodily fluids.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Reply #64)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 09:32 PM

66. I only drink spring water and pure grain alcohol! /nt

Last edited Tue Aug 26, 2014, 02:17 PM - Edit history (1)

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Response to Dragonfli (Reply #23)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 09:53 PM

71. And we are so glad you did.

TWM can be too nice sometimes and he needs a wake up call.

I have memorized those points and I am now ready for Hilary.

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Response to Dragonfli (Reply #23)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 11:25 PM

84. Nice!

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Response to Dragonfli (Reply #23)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 11:57 PM

87. Well, tell us how you really feel!

 

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Response to Dragonfli (Reply #23)

Tue Aug 26, 2014, 06:56 AM

95. Krugman, probably the most prominent Keynesian, supported Hillary in 2008

Krugman: Hillary "bold and progressive", Obama "cautious and relatively orthodox"

and still seems fine with her:

Matt Yglesias pushes back against claims, by Ross Douthat among others, that the Democratic Party is a fragile coalition held together only by Hillary Clinton’s personal popularity. He’s right; I’d just like to add a few thoughts.

As Yglesias says, Democrats are remarkably unified on policy. They want to preserve health reform; they want to preserve financial reform, even though some would want to push it further; they want action on climate change; they may be conflicted on immigration, but that’s mostly internal soul-searching rather than a division between party factions.

This policy unity has been helped by the fact that Obama has had a moderate degree of success in achieving these goals. If he had had an easy time, the party might be divided between those wanting more radical action and those not in a hurry; if he had failed utterly, the party might be divided (as it was for much of the past three decades) between a liberal faction and a Republican-lite faction. As it is, however, Obama has managed to achieve a lot of what Democrats have sought for generations, but only with great difficulty against scorched-earth opposition. This means that the conflict between “the Democratic wing of the Democratic Party” — exemplified these days by Elizabeth Warren — and the more pro-big-business wing is relatively muted: the liberal wing knows that Obama has gotten most of what could be gotten, and the actual policies haven’t been the kind that would scare off the less liberal wing.

The Wall Street tantrum of recent years also, in a peculiar way, helps party unity. Bankers who used to support Democrats have thrown their support to Republicans, whining all the way that Obama is looking at them funny; this has reduced their influence on the Democrats, leaving a workable consensus about regulation and tax policy among those left.

How do personalities matter in all this? Not so much. In the end, Obama implemented Clinton’s health plan (remember how he was against mandates?), and Clinton, if elected, will continue Obama’s legacy. The party is willing to rally around an individual because it’s unified on policy, not the other way around.

http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/06/15/disciplined-democrats/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #95)

Tue Aug 26, 2014, 09:22 AM

107. That's Too bad, I thought she believed in the DLC vision, being a founding member.

I suppose that article means the Democrats are ready to begin using that horrid Keynesian model again, any day now, any day, but what would Goldman Sachs think? I hope she remembers who her true friends are and does not push for things like taxing corporations like we did 40 years ago, and shudder work programs to abate the un/under employment issue like FDR did during his depression, not doing that stuff has helped our true friends keep profits up and wages down. I also hope she doesn't raise the cap on SS, but rather does the sensible thing and finds a way to reduce payouts as much as possible like the adults think is the correct thing to do.

Your article has me frightened that she may not be far center/right enough for the usual Clinton fund raising model to work effectively.
My hope is that Krugman is simply preferring to endorse the lesser of two evils because he dislikes Republicans, that strategy has worked for us for thirty years now so I prefer to remain optimistic that that is what is at play here and the adults will win in the end.

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Response to Dragonfli (Reply #23)

Tue Aug 26, 2014, 08:34 AM

103. + infinity nt

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Response to Dragonfli (Reply #23)

Tue Aug 26, 2014, 10:32 AM

110. Very well done!

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 07:39 PM

24. Thanks TWM! I for one sleep better, knowing that Loyal Americans are working 24/7...

... rooting out Paulbots, wherever they may be hiding.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 08:18 PM

37. OK, so suppose Rand Paul comes out in favor of puppies?

..or support for elderly veterans (I know -- not going to happen - but go with me here). Can a broken clock be right twice per day?

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Reply #37)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 08:26 PM

42. Only if they're banker puppies

 

Or elderly bank veterans.

Otherwise, of course not!

Regards,

TWM

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 08:55 PM

53. So fucking support the most progressive, leftist you want in the primaries.

Then support Hillary when she is the Democratic nominee for the GE. Because, anyone else is going to nominate SCOTUS Republicans and they are going to support whatever RW leg Islation that the Republican House...and maybe Senate majorities offer up. How fucking stupid are people here that don't get this simple fact of poltical life? Had Obama had overwhelming majorities of Democratic progressives in both Houses, would he be vetoing their bills? Only RW paid-for-posts would be making the case to destroy HRC on this board.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 08:57 PM

54. Looks like some one found the underline tag and the italics tag.

The critical question is not the outcomes that Rand claims to support, but the reasons for which he claims to supports them.

If you don't know, or pretend to not know, what his reasons are ... then your (self proclaimed?) place as a DU high priest of liberalism should be called into question.

But then again, it is August ... and outrage widgets don't just make themselves. And sadly, DU has become little without some manufactured outrage.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 09:10 PM

57. 3rd Way needs his meds adjusted

 

and the AC turned up a bit. And chocolate fudge....sovereign cure for Dementor exposure.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 09:14 PM

59. So support him....

When he's POTUS and none of his "leftist" ideas come to fruition and he's nominating right-of-center jurists to replace Democrats, you can explain why this is good for the country.Because Hillary would be as bad as Bill...amirite?

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 09:16 PM

60. Libertarians from the Paul school cannot help themselves..

They definitely cannot see that their philosophy is bankrupt.. or why it is bankrupt..

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 09:17 PM

61. Your thread is a good example why we must have a better candidate than Hillary

 

Rand will divide the shit out of the party. He's already working on liberals with his rhetoric of ending of the war on drugs.

We'll be forced to support a candidate who is pro-war and supports racist and unjust drug laws.

I don't want to jeopardize our advantage for Hillary's vanity project.

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Response to LittleBlue (Reply #61)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 09:32 PM

65. ....

 

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Response to LittleBlue (Reply #61)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 10:07 PM

76. Ron Paul tried it in 2012 with zero success.

There were daily postings about Ron Paul here and, of course, there will be daily postings about Rand Paul here whether he chooses to run or not.

Have fun Libertarians, it's always fun to shut down their bullshit.

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Response to LittleBlue (Reply #61)

Tue Aug 26, 2014, 01:02 AM

93. Naw, his thread is a good example of how a troll divides Democrats at the DU forum!!!

It's been obvious for a long time now, too.
Better believe it!

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 10:09 PM

77. I'm still stuck under the bus and chained to a rat fucking CPI.

 

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Response to L0oniX (Reply #77)

Mon Aug 25, 2014, 11:58 PM

88. Thank you for supporting the war effort:)

 

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Tue Aug 26, 2014, 12:03 AM

89. You know, this is just the sort of OP

that I would expect from a Paul-bot.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Tue Aug 26, 2014, 05:44 AM

94. Kicked and recommended!

Thank you for clarifying this issue, Third-Way Manny.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Tue Aug 26, 2014, 07:41 AM

97. The results are in

 

REASON FOR ALERT

This post is disruptive, hurtful, rude, insensitive, over-the-top, or otherwise inappropriate.

ALERTER'S COMMENTS

Hurtfull towards any Dem who is not a Clinton supporter. Uglyly labelling them as Rwers and siding all them with GOP.

A randomly-selected Jury of DU members which reviewed this post. The review was completed at Tue Aug 26, 2014, 07:36 AM, and the Jury voted 3-4 to LEAVE IT.

Juror #1 voted to HIDE IT
Explanation: Better Believe It Manny's sarcastic attemps at satire are growing tiresome and transparent.
Juror #2 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE
Explanation: Alerter needs to grow up. Clinton IS a corporate stooge.
Juror #3 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE
Explanation: No explanation given
Juror #4 voted to HIDE IT
Explanation: This third way schtick is way to complain to about other Duers. Glad to have served. Vote to hide.
Juror #5 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE
Explanation: No explanation given
Juror #6 voted to HIDE IT
Explanation: You don't have to be a Clinton supporter to be deeply offended by Manny's insistence on being a divisive influence on DU; just be a loyal Democrat/DU'er
Juror #7 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE
Explanation: No explanation given

Thank you very much for participating in our Jury system, and we hope you will be able to participate again in the future.

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Response to Katashi_itto (Reply #97)

Tue Aug 26, 2014, 08:25 AM

101. Thanks!

 

You wouldn't happen to know what time the review *started*, or the time between your voting and the results (if you were a juror). I've heard a rumor of some shenanigans going on, that would be helpful info.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Reply #101)

Tue Aug 26, 2014, 09:42 AM

109. You need to look at your jury blacklist and block the better believe it guys.

They should just put that in their signature line. We all see them use it so often.

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Response to Katashi_itto (Reply #97)

Tue Aug 26, 2014, 09:09 AM

105. Geeze what has this place turned into? Is there a Manny auto alert bot?

 

Looks like the TOS has nothing to do with what gets alerted on these days.

Peace

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Tue Aug 26, 2014, 07:52 AM

98. If you agree with Rand Paul on any issue you are not a thinker.

 

It is that simple. If you are on this board, and agree with his reasons for being against military intervention, you are the furthest of the right wingers.

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Response to NCTraveler (Reply #98)

Tue Aug 26, 2014, 08:11 AM

99. I agree with him that only Congress has the authority to place

 

the nation in a state of war. (If we are already in a state of war because, e.g., we are invaded, then the President does not need authorization to wage war.) I have a published law review article on that topic and so have thought quite a bit about it. I also agree with some of his stated reasons for being antiwar. (I realize the new talking point is that all of his "real" for his good conclusions are evil.)

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Response to Vattel (Reply #99)

Tue Aug 26, 2014, 08:25 AM

100. You make a good point.

 

I would still argue that his reasoning for this is not because he is anti-war, but because that is the way it is written in the constitution. He is anti-war for other reasons, many of which have absolutely nothing to do with war. That is what I meant by thinker. It is not an anti-war position he takes by itself, it is an ideology that would leave many across the globe to suffer and die.

More than anything I meant that people hear he is anti-war and get all excited. When one delves deeper they find his reasoning to be extremely right wing and extremely flawed.

I still made a very broad brush statement that cannot be held up on its own. His reasoning for the topic you first mentioned is actually pretty clear in the constitution and over the past twenty years the constitution in that situation has been run over. My comment is not as absolute as I made it out to be.

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Response to NCTraveler (Reply #100)

Tue Aug 26, 2014, 08:29 AM

102. Okay, fair enough.

 

I do agree with you that part of his rationale for being antiwar is his opposition to government helping people that are not citizens. I am deeply opposed to that Libertarian nonsense.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Tue Aug 26, 2014, 09:11 AM

106. K & R ...because they hate you.

 

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Tue Aug 26, 2014, 09:32 AM

108. Even a broken clock displays the correct time twice each day

But that does not mean I want to buy a broken watch.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Tue Aug 26, 2014, 04:15 PM

115. Please be crystal clear, I wouldn't want to misunderstand you.

 

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